The Mvses Elizivm

The Mvses Elizivm

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...refolu'd my doubts, when th'earths repleate With her faire fruit, in Heau'n fhee'le take her feate. MOSES HES BIRTH AND MIRACLES. TIJE FIRST BOOKE. 'H The Argument. This Canto our attraeted Muje The Prophets glorzous birth pmfizes, The various changes of his fate, From humbleneflk to high e/tate, I-Iis beautie, more than mortall/hape, From Egypt how he doth efcape, By his faire bearing in his flzght, Obtaines the louely Midianite, Where God vnto the Hebrew /jfiake, A ppearing from the burning brake, A nd backe doth him to Egypt fend, That mighty things doth there intend. That our vnwearied faculties refine, By zeale tranfported boldly we afpire To fing a fubiefit glorioufly diuine: Him that of mortals onely had the grace, (On whom the Spirit did in fuch power defcend) R To To talke with God face oppofite to face, Euen as a man with his familiar friend. Mufi I inuoke the vtmoft of thy might, That with an armed and aufpitious wing, Thou be obfequious in his doubtlefie right 'Gainft the vile Atheifts vituperious fting: Where thou that gate induftrioufly mai'ft flie, Which Nature ftriues but fainedly to goe, Borne by a power fo eminent and hie, As in his courfe leaues reafon farre below, To fhew how Poefie (fimplie hath her praife) That from full Ioue takes her celeftiall birth, And quicke as fire, her glorious felfe can raife Aboue this bafe abhominable earth. O if that Time haue happily referu'd, (Befides that facred and canonicke writ, What once in Slates and Barkes of trees was keru'd) Things that our Mufls grauitie may fit, Vnclafpe the worlds great Regifter to mee, That fmoakie ruft hath very neere defac'd, That I in thofe dim Charanfters may fee, From common eyes that hath afide beene caft, And thou Tranflator of that...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956419
  • 9781236956415