White and shining virgin of all human virtues, ark of the covenant between earth and heaven, tender and strong companion partaking of the lion and of the lamb, Prayer! Prayer will give you the key of heaven! Bold and pure as innocence, strong, like all that is single and simple, this glorious, invincible Queen rests, nevertheless, on the material world; she takes possession of it; like the sun, she clasps it in a circle of light.
That book in many's eyes doth share the glory, That in gold clasps locks in the golden story.william shakespeare
The pea is but a wanton witch In too much haste to wed, And clasps her rings on every hand.thomas hood