Poetic amusement

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Page viii - And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women, committed them to prison.
Page 171 - Two things have I required of thee ; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Page 29 - Shall through this changing life the same endure, And through that blissful state which never ends. To you the Muse devotes this humble lay, Whose goodness might inspire a nobler song ; Long may your tranquil life the theme display, And reap return of equal kindness long ! TO A FRIEND IN NEED. But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.— Phil.
Page 181 - Who will shew us any good?" Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Page 145 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder : and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Page 9 - Yet half mankind devote themselves to thee. How many books thy history contain ! How many heads thy mighty plans pursue ! What labouring hands thy portion only gain ! What busy men thy only doings do ! To thee, the great, the proud, the giddy bend, And, like my Sonnet, all in Nothing end.
Page 36 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain ; but a woman that .fcareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 8 - Nor words nor fingers can thy voice express; But though we cannot thee to aught compare, A thousand things to thee may likened be, And though thou art with nobody nowhere, Yet half mankind devote themselves to thee. How many books thy history contain ; How many heads thy mighty plans pursue...
Page 9 - NOTHING. MYSTERIOUS Nothing! how shall I define Thy shapeless, baseless, placeless emptiness, Nor form, nor colour, sound, nor size, are thine, Nor words, nor figures, can thy void express : A Sample of Sonnets.
Page 43 - So, wh«na tyrant's cruel breath Had doom'd each Hebrew son to death To sooth his guilty fear ; Young Moses, by the river's side. Within his feeble ark had died, But Providence wag near.

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