Hierosolyma; And Milton's Dream

Hierosolyma; And Milton's Dream

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... brother Ammon slain. Now from his tower the watchman distant saw A solitary runner; he appeared Like one who carried tidings of great news. Over the plain he ran, and to the king Exulting cried, Peace, all is well; but lo, The son of Zadok scarce had turned aside, When Cushi came: Tidings my lord the king; May all thy enemies who raise their hands Against thee, be as Absalom is found. Oh Prince of Judah, bold in rebel pride, Where is thy strength, thy boasted beauty now? Is that old man, whose voice thy name repeats, Onee, twice, and thrice, in mournful accents loud--Has he, thy father, lost in thee a son? Worship and praise are ever found to rise Most pure, within the temple of the heart, That loves the habitation and the place Where God's own honour dwells; and though the heavens, The earth, the air, and those unmeasured worlds, That move forever in their ringing spheres, All speak one solemn, universal voice, All sing one general anthem, one great hymn, Majestic in its harping symphonies, And halleluiahs of deep sounding base, Yet was the prayer of David not unheard, Which for his earthly temple he sent up, A visible dwelling for the Lord of hosts, Where with fit order and due reverence meet, And consecration of such holy things As in their nature may be found most pure, From grosser imperfections cleansed and freed, And made most worthy as an offering To the Creator's praise; there may ascend The inner worship from that unseen fane, That glorious temple of the living soul, Whose aspirations go immortal up, The scintillation and the spark divine, Seeking its native mansion in the skies. Therefore the promise unto him was given, According to the vision Nathan saw, That for the dwelling place of God most high, A house of cedars should be built, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485580
  • 9781236485588