Resurgit; A Collection Of Hymns And Songs Of The Resurrection

Paperback | May 7, 2012

byFrank Foxcroft

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...be known and entertained for Thine. 174 SLEEP, SLEEP, OLD SUN. Sleep, sleep, olti Sun; tfjou canst not fjabe recast. By Dr. John Donne, who was born in 1573, and died Dean of St. Paul's in 1631. He was educated for the law, but never practised it; and having lost his secretaryship to the Lord Chancellor Ellesmere through the revenge of Sir George More, whose daughter Donne had married in secret, he was for some years dependent on the generosity of his friends. He yielded only after prolonged reflection to the importunity of King James, who was so convinced of his fitness for the church that he would give him no other preferment. He was made Vicar of St. Dunstan's, and Dean of St. Paul's; and he gave himself up to his sacred duties with a whole-hearted devotion and sincerity which justified the king's estimate of his powers. Sorrow and poverty were not strangers to his life; but he preserved a serene and trustful spirit. He is usually considered as the first of the so-called " metaphysical poets " of the seventeenth century. There are many quaint, and some grotesque, conceits among his poems; but there is also considerable elevation of thought, and genuineness of feeling. LEEP, sleep, old sun; thou canst not have re-past1 As yet the wound thou took'st on Friday last. Sleep, then, and rest: the world may bear thy stay; A better sun rose before thee to-day; Who, not content to enlighten all that dwell On the earth's face, as thou, enlightened hell, And made the dark fires languish in that vale, As at thy presence here our fires grow pale; Whose body, having walked on earth, and now 1 Recovered. LET FAITHFULL SOULE$. 175 Hastening to heaven, would, that He might allow Himself unto all stations, and fill all, For these three days become a mineral. He w...

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ...be known and entertained for Thine. 174 SLEEP, SLEEP, OLD SUN. Sleep, sleep, olti Sun; tfjou canst not fjabe recast. By Dr. John...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217919553

ISBN - 13:9780217919555

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