Messis Vitae; Gleanings Of Song From A Happy Life by John Stuart BlackieMessis Vitae; Gleanings Of Song From A Happy Life by John Stuart Blackie

Messis Vitae; Gleanings Of Song From A Happy Life

byJohn Stuart Blackie

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... PEDEN THE PROPHET (Scene--A farmhouse in the parish of Auchinleck, Ayrshire; Peden on his deathbed.) O MY heart is weary, weary, Weary of these times of killing On the bleeding heart of Scotland, All the wrath of man fulfilling! O my heart is weary, weary Of these cruel killing times, When to serve our Saviour freely Is the worst of human crimes! O my heart is weary, weary Of this red rule of the sword! Earth is grown a hell to Peden; Take me to Thy home, dear Lord! O my heart is weary, weary Of God's earth made home for devils, Justice blind, and Mercy smothered, Judges drunk1 with bloody revels! I have lived to see great folly, Faults and folly all our own, When we placed the crown of Albyn On that wanton boy at Scone! Fools were we to trust the Stuart, Fools to take the wounded snake To our breast from where it lay Harmless, bleeding in the brake. All that Stuart brood were tainted With French poison in the blood, Basely born of Popish Mary, And a brainless lordling lewd! Most unwisely wise was Argyll, On his head the crown to lay, Who should lay the head that crowned him Ingrate!--bleeding on the clay. 1 The Scottish Parliament of 1661 that lent themselves to Charles II. as instruments to crush the very people who had put the crown on his head was called 'The Drunken Parliament.'--See Dodds. O, my country! false men honoured, True men trampled in the mud; Scottish lords in servile council Reeling from the vote of blood! These vext eyes have seen it--manhood Banished from the hearts of men, And God's faithful remnant chased With fiendish rage from den to den. I have seen the Sharp, the Judas, Hireling priest of fools and knaves, Stamping noblest men for felons, Shipping God's dear saints for slaves. I have seen poor innocent children Where that Judas s...
Title:Messis Vitae; Gleanings Of Song From A Happy LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217022626

ISBN - 13:9780217022620