The Mystic and Other Poems by Philip James BaileyThe Mystic and Other Poems by Philip James Bailey

The Mystic and Other Poems

byPhilip James Bailey

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... A SPIRITUAL LEGEND. There were who spiritual legends feigned, Half lofty, half profound, not nigh half true, Believed, or seemed; whereof one instance hear, As erst by early Gnostic of the Nile Taught; garnished and enlarged in later years. Ere all, in ancientry aeterne, was God (Holy and blessed alway be His name) In essence inconceivable. He in space As luminous fulness, pure perfection dwelled, And in an infinite unity. Coreterne With God (for ever blest and worshipped bo His name) and contrary to Him as good Was matter, mother of all evil, end And centre, caused by Deity nowise. Light And darkness are the emblems of these powers, And ensigns. From their opposition comes Of good and evil like necessity; While death and body, life and soul, compugn. From the All Being Father (Love his name, Mercy and Grace) the Spirit first was born, The spirit, thence the Reason, called the Word; From reason, Providence; from providence Came Power and Wisdom; wisdom Righteousness Joyful brought forth, and power almighty, Peace. God's light through His trine essence self reflected, As through an infinite prism, and like the sun, Of heaven's great bow the sevenfold hues producing These seven blessed spirits, attributes divine Which do His essence designate, evolved. He, in His own substantial deity, The same, to whom the septenary stars And days of time be consecrate, conceived, Issued and vivified, with Him to live; Ionian beings of divinest strain. Of these the twain, hight Power and Wisdom, joined In holy union, forthright generate Angels of highest rank and noblest force, In nature godlike, and in number such As saintly calculations dedicate To heavenly orders; such, on Thracian mount, The maiden muses, sacred to the sun, "Who, hand in hand, with ominous laurel crown...

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Title:The Mystic and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217358217

ISBN - 13:9780217358217

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