Select poetry, chiefly devotional, of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, Volume 36, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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Edward Farr
The University Press, 1845 - English poetry - 576 pages
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Page 30 - Being with thy deare blood clene washt from sin, May live for ever in felicity: And that thy love we weighing worthily, May likewise love thee...
Page 28 - And is there care in Heaven ? and is there love In heavenly spirits to these creatures base, That may compassion of their evils move ? There is...
Page 16 - His grace, his doome, his mercy, and his might, By which he lends us of himselfe a sight! Those unto all he daily doth display, And shew himselfe in th...
Page xlv - Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.
Page xxi - ... he goes twitching and hopping in our language like a man running upon quagmires, up the hill in one syllable, and down the dale in another, retaining no part of that stately smooth gait which he vaunts himself with among the Greeks and Latins.
Page 28 - O ! th" exceeding grace Of highest God that loves his creatures so, And all his works with mercy doth embrace, That blessed Angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe...
Page 17 - The meanes, therefore, which unto us is lent Him to behold, is on his workes to looke, Which he hath made in beauty excellent, And in the same, as in a brasen booke, lag To read enregistred in every nooke His goodnesse, which his beautie doth declare ; For all thats good is beautifull and faire.
Page 22 - And looke at last up to that Soveraine Light, From whose pure beams al perfect beauty springs, That kindleth love in every godly spright Even the love of God; which loathing brings Of this vile world and these gay-seeming things; With whose sweete pleasures being so possest, Thy straying thoughts henceforth for ever rest.
Page 28 - How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant ! They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their bright squadrons round about us plant, And all for love, and nothing for reward : Oh, why should heavenly God to men have such regard ?1 This agrees with what is recorded of St.
Page 10 - Him first to love that was so dearly bought, And next our brethren to his image wrought. Him first to love great right and reason is, Who first to us our life and being gave, And after, when we fared had...

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