Select Poetry Volume 1; Chiefly Devotional Of The Reign Of Queen Elizabeth

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byEdward Farr

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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. 1845 Excerpt: ...with thy thoughts vncleane, Nor her dishonor with thy passions base. Kill not her quick'ning power with surfettings; Mar not her sense with sensualities; Cast not her serious wit on idle things; Make not her free will slaue to vanities. And when thou thinkst of her eternitie, Thinke not that death against her nature is: Thinke it a birth; and when thou goest to die,' Sing like a swan, as if thou wentst to blisse. And thou, my Soule, which turnst thy curious eye To view the beames of thine owne form diuine, Know that thou canst know nothing perfectly. While thou art clouded with this flesh of mine. Take heed of ouer-weening, and compare Thy peacock's feet with thy gay peacock's traine: Studio the best and highest things that are, But of thyselfe an humble thought retaine. Cast downe thyselfe, and onely striue to raise The glorie of thy Maker's sacred Name: Vse all thy powers that blessed power to praise, Which giues thee power to be, and vse the same. THE SOUL. The lights of Heauen (which are the world's fair eyes) Looke downe into the world, the world to see; And as they turne or wander in the skies, Surueigh all things that on this center bee. And yet the lights which in my towre do shine, Mine eyes, which view all obiects, nigh and farre, Looke not into this little worM of mine, Nor see my face, wherein they fixed are. Since Nature failes vs in no needfull thing, Why want I meanes mine inward selfe to see? Which sight the knowledge of myselfe might bring, Which to true wisdome is the first degree. That powre, which gaue me eyes the world to view, To view myselfe enfusd an inward light, Whereby my soule, as by a mirror true. Of her own forme may take a perfect sight. But as the sharpest eye discerneth nought, Except the sun-beames in the aire doe shine; So...

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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. 1845 Excerpt: ...with thy thoughts vncleane, Nor her dishonor with thy passions base. Kill not her quick'ning power with surfettings; Mar not her...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217046126

ISBN - 13:9780217046121

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