Poetick miscellanies (Google eBook)

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Page 146 - A short catechism against all sectaries) plainly shewing, that the members of the Church of England are no sectaries but true...
Page 27 - There lives my Lord, and there I long to live : He gave these longings, and Himself will give. In the meantime, Lord, show Thyself to me, Till Thou shalt please to take me up to Thee. In Thee now let me find so much of rest As may with more desire inflame my breast. So seize on me that we no more may part ; Till Thou shalt take my soul, Lord, keep my heart...
Page 104 - Let who will climb to heights of Honour, where What they with labour get, they hold with fear. On lower ground give me an humble nest, In private shades with peace and safety blest. Here I'll in silence pass my sliding years, Strange to great men, strange to their cares and fears.
Page 141 - I found among some papers: Let blind admirers handsome faces praise, And graceful features to great honor raise, The glories of the red and white express, I know no beauty but in holiness; If God of beauty be the uncreate Perfect idea, in this lower state, The greatest beauties of an human mould Who most resemble Him we justly hold; Whom we resemble not in flesh and blood, But being pure and holy, just and good: May such a beauty fall but to my share, For curious shape or face I'll never care.
Page 91 - And fragrant meadows equal pleasures yield. No lutes or viols entertain my ear, But more melodious birds I daily hear : Riches I have not, nor do riches need, Whilst here at easy rates we clothe and feed. I have no servants whom I may command, Nor have I work that needs a servant's hand I am not high enough to envied be, Nor do I one whom I should envy see. Here's no applause to make me proud or vain, Nor do I meet with censures or disdain. My people, if they are not wise and great, Are not untractable...
Page 91 - I lie not on a rich down-bed, Yet do sweet sleeps refresh my weary head. No walks or gardens here, but yet the field And fragrant meadows equal pleasures yield. No lutes or viols entertain my ear, But more melodious birds I daily hear : Riches I have not, nor do riches need, Whilst here at easy rates we clothe and feed. I have no servants whom I may command, Nor have I work that needs a servant's hand I am not high enough to envied be, Nor do I one whom I should envy see. Here's no applause to make...
Page 21 - To do thy will, and glorify thy name. inspire, 3 Endow me richly with thy gifts and grace To fit me for the duties of my place: So open thou my lips, my heart to raise, That both my heart and lips may give thee praise.
Page 93 - Love and Courtship I am free. What fine things else you in the South can name, Our North can shew as good, if not the same; Ev'n as in Winter you have shorter Nights, But Summer us with longer Days requites. Thus if my want of joy makes life less sweet, Death then will seem less bitter when we meet. But what is this World's Joy? 'Tis Innocence And Virtue that do truest joys dispence; If Innocence and Virtue with me dwell, They'l make a Paradice of an Hermit's Cell.
Page 32 - And gapes for its laft dregs wiih inextinguimable thirft : N 3 When When the gay fire of the dull eye is loft Like cooling metals fix'd by winter's froft, When the bald head, depopulate and bare, Looks...

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