Calvary

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byRichard Cumberland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...schemes And parables he couch'd the moral truth, Which painted on the memory left it's tints 35 Indelible: But when with tongue inspired The fell of nations he foretold, and drew The curtain of futurity aside; When in the pomp of numbers he describ'd Jerusalem beleaguer'd, with a host 40 Of Gentile foes and trodden down to dust, Her matrons and her virgins whelm'd in blood, Or dragg'd to violation, shame and bondage By ruffian spoilers; when his soaring flight, Spurning the world's wide compass, scal'd the skies, And there amidst the empyrean fields, 46 As in his proper region, shook the spheres Of sun, moon, stars, as with a master's hand, And shew'd them felling in prophetic awe Of his own glorious coming in a cloud 50 With pow'r and state supernal, then our hearts With sympathetic raptures burnt within us, And we vain mortals saw, or thought we saw, Our own vile bodies glorified to share In his triumphant entry, and ourselves 55 To dignities and thrones and starry spheres Exalted, loftiest in the realms of light. But now these bright illusions are no more; Vanish'd these glitt'ring scenes, my claims on heav'n All cancell'd, and my hopes a bankrupt's dream, Mocking the haunted fancy with a pile 6l Of visionary wealth. Behold me sham'd, Banish'd his board, detected, and my thoughts Turn'd outward to provoke my brethren's scorn, And blazon forth his prescience: Let that pass! 65 Traitor pronounc'd, a traitor I will be; That prophecy at least shall be fulfill'd. Though master of my will I could refute And dash his bold prediction, yet my heart Ponders revenge more suited to if s wrongs, 70 Greater than such slight triumph can bestow. And Dot less terrible than death itself. This night, the last that he shall walk at large, This night shall...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...schemes And parables he couch'd the moral truth, Which painted on the memory left it's tints 35 Indelible: But ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217453961

ISBN - 13:9780217453967

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