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I. The Façade

Catholic Customs and Symbols

Looking up suddenly, I found mine eyes
Confronted with the minster’s vast repose . . .
I stood before the triple northern port,
Where dedicated shapes of saints and kings,
Stern faces bleared with immemorial watch,
Looked down benignly grave and seemed to say,—
Ye come and go incessant; we remain
Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past;
Be reverent, ye who flit and are forgot,
Of faith so nobly realized as this.
—Lowell: The Cathedral.