Lent 2012 – The coming betrayal with a kiss

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detail from Fra Angelico’s Armando degli Argenti



Yet each man kills the thing he loves


By each let this be heard,


Some do it with a bitter look,


Some with a flattering word,


The coward does it with a kiss,


The brave man with a sword!



from Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol

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