The Poetical Works Of George Herbert; With Life, Critical Dissertation, And Explanatory Notes

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byGeorge Herbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Or is't not rather both their shame and sin, That change her robe into a clout, Too narrow, and Too thin, to stand Her need in any stead, much less to be An ornament fit for her high degree ? Take pity on her, Lord, and heal her breaches ; Clothe all her enemies with shame : All the despite that's done unto her reaches To the dishonour of thy name. Make all her sons Rich precious stones, To shine each of them in his proper place, Receiving of thy fulness grace for grace. THE DEACON. The Deacon! That's the Minister. True, taken generally; And without any sinister Intent, used specially, He's purposely ordain'd to minister, In sacred things, to another officer. At whose appointment, in whose stead, He doth what he should do, In some things, not in all: is led By Law, and custom too. Where that doth neither bid, nor forbid, he Thinks this sufficient authority : Loves not to vary, when he sees No great necessity; To what's commanded he agrees, With all humility; Knowing how highly God submission prizes, Pleased with obedience more than sacrifices. Lord, thou didst of thyself profess Thou wast as one that served, And freely choosest to go less, Though none so much deserved. With what face can we then refuse to be Enter'd thy servants in a low degree 1 Thy way to exaltation Was by humility ; But we, proud generation, No difference of degree In holy orders will allow, nay, more, All holy orders would turn out of door. But, if thy precept cannot do't, To make us humbly serve, Nor thy example added to't, If still from both we swerve, Let none of us proceed, till he can tell, How to use the office of a Deacon well. Which by the blessing of thy Spirit, Whom thou hast left to be Thy Vicar here, we may inherit, And minister to thee, Though not so well as thou ma/st well expe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Or is't not rather both their shame and sin, That change her robe into a clout, Too narrow, and Too thin, to stand Her need in any st...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217605133

ISBN - 13:9780217605137

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