Prospice

Charles J. Connick Associates, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

Here is a significant representation of Prospice, with its central dark kneeling figure looking upward past the Wormwood Star of death toward the radiant symbol of angels bearing the soul to the gate of heaven. Below are angels of immortality, with lilies, and through the never-fading amaranth border are symbols of resurrection and immortality, the phoenix in flames, and the peacock.

Window - Prospice 2

Excerpt from Robert Browning's
"Prospice"

I was ever a fighter, so--one fight more,
   The best and the last!
I would hate that death bandaged my eyes, and forbore,
   And bade me creep past.
No! let me taste the whole of it, fare like my peers
   The heroes of old . . . .

And the elements' rage, the fiend-voices that rave,
Shall dwindle, shall blend,
Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain,
Then a light, then thy breast,
O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again,
And with God be the rest!

 

In memoriam Mae Cagle Snow, William Riley Snow, Jr.

Gift of Dr. W. R. Snow