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In another window, where the pharaoh's daughter finds Moses in the basket,
Moses in the basket is that child
Whom the church, the royal maiden, nurses with holy mind.
In the same window, where the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush,
Just as the bush is seen to burn yet is not
So he who is full of the divine fire burns yet is not consumed.
Also in the same window, where the pharaoh and his horsemen are submerged in the sea,
What baptism does to the good,
A like form but an unlike cause does to the pharaoh's army.
Also in the same window, where Moses raises the bronze serpent,
Just as the bronze serpent slays all serpents,
So Christ raised on the cross slays his enemies.
In the same window, where Moses receives the Law on the mountain,
The law having been given to Moses,
The grace of Christ comes to its aid.
Grace gives life, the letter kills.
Compare with other twelfth-century Saint-Denis windows.
Grodecki (1976), pp. 93-8.
Suger, ed. Panofsky (1948/1979), pp. 74-77, 204.
Last updated by:JV Date: 03/98