The Wine-Cellar

Sermon 49 on The Song of Songs

‘The king led me into the wine-cellar, he set love in order in me.’ The words of the proposed text seem to mean that after the bride had achieved her desire of sweet and intimate conversation with her beloved, she returned, at his departure, to the maidens so refreshed and animated in speech and appearance that she looked drunken. ...

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