And saw what I never had seen:
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
And the gates of this Chepel were shut,
And "Thou shalt not" writ over the door;
So I turn'd to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet flowers bore;
And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tomb-stones where flowers should be;
And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with brairs my joys & desires.