Religious Thought in Old English Verse

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byCharles John Abbey

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... Which Thy laws do require. Give me, Lord, I humbly sue, Grace to know, grace to do, Grace that may me so renew, And confirm and perfect too, That, when death shall claim his due Grace in glory may expire. This is all I do require.1 The following, from the well-known lines, beginning 'The glories of our birth and state,' are by James Shirley, the dramatic poet (1596-1666):--All heads must come To the cold tomb; Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.3 Jeremy Taylor, whose piety, wit, and learning adorned the English Church throughout the troubled period of the Commonwealth, was born in the early years of the seventeenth century, and died in 1667. The son of a Cambridge tradesman, he entered Caius College at the age of thirteen, and there remained till he took his degree. Archbishop Laud was struck by his talents while he was supplying for a time the place of the Lecturer at St. Paul's Cathedral, procured his election as Fellow of All Souls, made him his chaplain, and gave him after a time the Rectory of Uppingham. In 1642 he was made Chaplain to the King, and, after the strife had broken out, attended him in his military movements. When the Royal cause was shattered, he was allowed to officiate for the Earl of Carbury at the Golden Grove in Carmarthenshire, and to teach a school. There he wrote his principal works, until, almost at a blow, he lost three sons by sickness. Then he went to London, and, not without great hazard, ministered to a congregation of Loyalists. He afterwards went to Ireland with Lord Conway, and, after the Restoration, was made Bishop first of Down and 1 From Sir Egerton Brydges' British Bibliography, i. 71.-E. Taylor's Flowers and Fruits from Old English Gardens, 1864, 119. Connor, and afterwards of Dromore...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... Which Thy laws do require. Give me, Lord, I humbly sue, Grace to know, grace to do, Grace that may me so renew, And confirm an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217274196

ISBN - 13:9780217274197

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