A New Version of the Song of Solomon, Into Common Metre; Together with a New Edition of a Paraphrase, or Large Explicatory Poem Upon the Same Book. by Ralph Erskine,

A New Version of the Song of Solomon, Into Common Metre; Together with a New Edition of a Paraphrase, or Large Explicatory Poem Upon the Same Book. by Ralph Erskine,

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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. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ... trees.. 1.: (. 40 "Ye minifters of my aiEiirs, "My vineyard who attend, "I charge you guard againft the fnares "That do the vines offend.'. Ipi! "A." 4 Take; in the original, it in the plural number, tike ye (...) "No cunning fpoilers flightly mark, "No little foxes fpare: ' "For thefe no fmall defrrucYton work, "No little mhchief fhare. "A little fox foon fpoils and rents "Small branches to the ftump: "A little leaven loon ferments "And leavens all the lump. ( 8. ) "Our vines have fmall and tender grapes i "And if the ftrong, the big "With much ado the hurt efcapes, "How hardly will the fprig? "Small foxes hid in heart, "Vain thoughts, deceitful lufts, that hatch "And gender grievous finart.. "J' ( 10. ) "Their little rifing brats deftxoy, "Their fmall beginnings hufh; "Elfe they the buds of grace and joy, "The tender branches, crufh. Ver. 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his; ' he Such were the kindry words he fpoke To give my foul repofe, Such was the order ftrict he took With my difturbing foes, (2.) I'll therefore boldly now afiert, While yet he hides his dec, And own his int'reft in my heart, My int'reft in his grace. ( 3 ) Lo, I am his, and he is mine, Our titles are involv'd By myflic union, fo divine s cannot be diflblv'd. ( 4-) Our mutual int'refl firm abides, And will endure for ay; Hence, tho' behind the fhade he hides, He rs not far away. k SO Tho' heav'n the nobleft banquet yields, Among his flow'rs above $ Yet here am kilt his lily-fields He keeps bis feafts of love. ( 6. ) 'Mong faints whofe robes are lily-white, By warning in his blood, To grace the feafl: is his delight, ., His meat and drink and...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658760X
  • 9781236587602