The Complete Works in Prose and Verse of Francis Quarles

The Complete Works in Prose and Verse of Francis Quarles

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...But mine's reseru'd, and to my selfe entire. 3 OThou, that dwellest kwhere th' eternall fame Of my renowne so glorifies my name l Hlustrious Bride, in whose coelestiall tongue, Are Sacred spells t' enchaunt, the ruder throng; O let thy lippes, like a perpetuall storie Diuulge my graces, and declare my glorie; Direct those hearts, that Errour leades astray. Dissolue the lWaxe, but make obdure the mClay. BRIDE. Sonet XXV. MOst glorious Loue, and honourable Lord, My heart's the vowed Seruant of thy Word, But I am weake, and as a tender Vine Shall fall, vnpropt by that deare hand of thine: Assist me therefore, that I may fulfill What thou command'st, and then command thy will; O leaue thy sacred Spirit in my brest, As earnest of an euerlasting Ress. lc In the great Congregation. i The penitens. m The presump-FINIS. VII. THE HISTORIE OF SAMSON. 1631. NOTE. The original edition of ' Samson' (1631, 4') is very scarce, and has fetched high prices. The dedication to Fullerton is omitted in subsequent editions. G. THE VNCORRVPTED LOVER OF ALL GOODNES, and my Honourable Friend, Sr Iames Fvllerton Knight, One of the Gentlemen of his Ma'-- Bed-chamber, &c. S1r; Tllere be three sorts of Friends: The first is lihe a Torch, we meet in a darhe street: The second is lihe a Candle in a Lanthorn, that we overtahe: The third is lihe a Linhe, that offers it selfe to the stumbling Passenger: The met Torch is that sweet-lipt Friend, which lends us a fiash of Complement for the time, but quichly leaves us to our former darhnesse: The overtahen Lanthorne is the true Friend; which, though it promise but a faint light, yet it goes along with us, as farre as it can, towards our Journie's end: The offered Linhe is the mercenary Friend; which, though it be more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606256
  • 9781236606259