A Collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne; Quickened Vvith Metricall Illustrations, Both Morall and Divine, and Disposed Into Lotteries, That in

A Collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne; Quickened Vvith Metricall Illustrations, Both Morall and Divine, and Disposed Into Lotteries, That in

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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. 1635 edition. Excerpt: ...to be) doth meane a SwmijhMfc, And, all thoie beaftly Vices, that affay To root becomming Virtues quite away Thofe vices, which not onely marre our features. But, alfo, ruinate our manly natures. The harmefull fury, of this raging Bore, Oppofe couragiouily, left more and more, It get within you; and, at laft, appeare More prevalent, then your defences are. It is a large-growne fig, of that wilde Swine, Which, ev'ry day, attempts to undermine Our Safeties Fort: Twas he, which long agoe, Did feeke the Holy-Vineyards overthrow: And, i we charge him not with all our power, The Sirt, or hee, will enter and devoure. But, what's our rength, О Lord! ir, what яге wee In fucha Combate, without ay de fr?n thee? O h, come to helfe us, therefore, in thiTFight 5 And, let us be imbled in thy might: So, wefhallbvth in life-time, Conqnefis have; And, be vi8c: ш, al, int he Grave. JgEhf Hat in this Emblem, xhzt mans meanings were, щЩк Who made it firft, I neither know nor care; For, whatioere, he purpofed, or thought, To ferve ray purpofc, now it ihall be taught; Who, many times, before thisTaske is ended, Muft picke out Mor alls, where was none intended. This knot of Moonts (or Crefcents) crowned thus, Illuftrate may a Myftery to us, Of pious ufe (and, peradventure, fuch, As from old Hicroglyphicks, erres not much) Old-tmes, upon the Moone, three names b: fto w'd; Beotufe, three diverie wayes, her felfe fhe fliow'd i And, in the facred-bookes, it may be fhowne, That holy Church, was figur'd by the Moone. Then, thefe three Moones in one, may intimate The holy-Churches threefold bleft eftate. The Moone, ftill, biding in our Hmifyh&rt, May typifie the Church, confifting, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528131
  • 9781236528131