The Poetical Works Of John Dryden Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Dryden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...the blear-eyed sects may find her out, Behold what heavenly rays adorn her brows, What from his wardrobe her belov'd allows Ios0 To deck the wedding day of his unspotted spouse. Behold what marks of majesty she brings; Richer than ancient heirs of eastern kings: Her right hand holds the sceptre and the keys, To show whom she commands, and who obeys: With these to bind, or set the sinner free, With that to assert spiritual royalty. One in herself, not rent by schism, but sound, Entire, one solid shining diamond; Not sparkles shatter'd into sects like you: 1100 One is the Church, and must be to be true: One central principle of unity. As undivided, so from errors free, As one in faith, so one in sanctity. Thus she, and none but she, the insulting rage Of heretics oppos'd from age to age: Still when the giant-brood invades her throne, She stoops from heaven, and meets them half way down, And with paternal thunder vindicates her crown. Marks of the Catholic Church from the Nicene Creed. Orig ed. But like Egyptian sorcerers you stand, m0 And vainly lift aloft your magic wand, To sweep away the swarms of vermin from the land: You could, like them, with like infernal force, Produce the plague, but not arrest the course. But when the boils and blotches, with disgrace And public scandal, sat upon the face, Themselves attack'd, the Magi strove no more, They saw God's finger, and their fate deplore; Themselves they could not cure of the dishonest sore. Thus one, thus pure, behold her largely spread, Like the fair ocean from her mother-bed; From east to west triumphantly she rides, All shores are water'd by her wealthy tides. The gospel's sound, diffus'd from pole to pole, Where winds can carry, and where waves can roll, The selfsame doctrine of the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...the blear-eyed sects may find her out, Behold what heavenly rays adorn her brows, What from his wardrobe her be...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217305806

ISBN - 13:9780217305808

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