The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert Volume 21

The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert Volume 21

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...cops I came, and there got through With much ado. That led me to the Wilde of Passion, which Some call the wold; A wasted place, but sometimes rich. Here I was robb'd of all my gold, Save one good angell, which a friend had ti'd Close to my side. At length I got unto the gladsome hill, Where lay my hope, Where lay my heart; and climbing still, When I had gain'd the brow and top, A lake of brackish waters on the ground Was all I found. With that abash'd and struck with many a sting Of swarming fears, I fell and cry'd, ' Alas, my King, Can both the way and end be tears?' Yet taking heart I rose, and then perceiv'd I was deceiv'd, Of my deare God with all my power and might: 'Then will I trust, ' said I, 'in Him alone.' 5 ' Nay, ev'n to trust in Him, was also His: We must confesse that nothing is our own.' 'Then I confesse that He my succour is.' ' But to have nought is ours, not to confesse That we have nought.' I stood amaz'd at this, 10 Much troubled, till I heard a friend expresse That all things were more ours by being His: What Adam had, and forfeited for all, . Christ keepeth now, Who cannot fail or fall. 113. 1 GOMPLAINING. Do not beguile my heart, Because Thou art My power and wisdome. Put me not to shame Because I am Thy clay that weeps, Thy dust that calls. 5 Thou art the Lord of glorie; The deed and storie Are both Thy due: but I a silly flie, That live or die According as the weather falls. 1 0 Art Thou all justice, Lord? Shows not Thy word More attributes? Am I all throat or eye, To weep or crie? Have I no parts but those of grief I 15 Let not Thy wrathfull power Afllict my houre, My inch of life; or more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842774
  • 9781236842770