The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected Volume 1

The Complete Works of Samuel Rowlands, 1598-1628; Now First Collected Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...inlarging, From Sinnes infectious venome, Sathans gaile, Bonds of damnation canseld, soules discharging, Descending heau'n, to be on yearth our baile At price of life, vvith blood bought and befriended, Sealing saluations trust, vvith All is ended. YWWWWWWWWY The Princely Phrophet on his dying bed, Gaue charge vnto his heire apparant sonne, To worke reuenge on martial oabs head, For murdring deed by his offence foredone, T'abridge vvhat nature for his date intended, And cut him off before his period ended. How different Daatds from our Sauiours feemes? Whose vvill contain'd reuenge for others act: Christ at his death sorgiues, sinners redeemes, Solicites pardon for a murdring fact: As Damd dies vvith, Somze let them not liue, So Christs yeelds breath With, Father them forgiae. The blood os Abel from earths bofome cri'de, And founded Iustice, Iustice, through the skies, The blood of Iesus, at the hower he di'de, Vnto his father, Mercy, Mercy, cries, Whereby Gods title of reuenge till then, Turn'd gracious father to repentant men. O loue of soules, deaths victor, true life-giuer, What charitie did ouercome thee so, To die, that man might be eternall liuer, Being thine aduerfe disobedient foe? For friends if one should die, were rarely much, But die for foes, the vvorld asfoords none such? An ignominious death, in shames account, Of odious censure, and contempts difgrace, On Caluarie, a stincking dunghill Mount, For murderers the common satall place. There di'de the Angels brightnesse, God and man, There death was vanquisht, and true life began. What paines, their paines to Iesus not impart? What moment tortures want did he indure? What anguish addes not to his greeued heart? What minute vvas he sorrowlesse, secure? What age, wherein his...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674201X
  • 9781236742018