Thou sorrow, venom Elfe. Is this thy play,To spin a web out of thyselfe To Catch a Fly? For Why?[...]To tangle Adams race In's stratigemsTo their Destructions, spoil'd, made base By venom things Damn'd Sins.
"Upon a Spider Catching a Fly" St. 1 & 8
Am I new minted by thy Stamp indeed? Mine Eyes are dim; I cannot clearly see.Be thou my Spectacles that I may read Thine Image and Inscription stampt on mee.Edward Taylor