Original, Serious, and Religious Poetry

Original, Serious, and Religious Poetry

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...all that ever makes that state enjoyed, Denies in toto. Disappointed love; Well what will cure it? will the change of scene? O no, the face is graven on the mind, And waking, sleeping, walking, talking, still Your thoughts, your dreams, steps, words, and actions, 'all Relate by nature to the girl you love. Alas! alas! there is but one can cure, And that is God. Assuredly he can, Not only this, but any bad disease Of mind or body; but perhaps thine ill, Is one of habit; like a king, you hate A rival king; and cannot hear the thought, Of being equalled by another man. If so, thy disappointment will be sad, Still not incurable. Religions power, Is strong enough to bear against the force, Of any evil: disappointed love, Or disappointed hope, ambition, pride, No matter what, religion can appease, And will whenever Spirit is imbibed, Above the letter. Look ye sons of men, lVhoe'er ye be, that chance to be beset, I Vith any disappointment of the mind, How long your torture may endure, yourselves Vill be the castigators, take advice, As felt and given: be ye sure that nought So much can conquer or make calm the soul, As cherished piety: the heart is found To feel most sensibly religions sound. The soul when languishing refresh'd by love, Will soon prove mighty, God from heaven above, Clears doubts away, and lifts our hearts on high, And makes them happy. Disappointments fly. To THE MARRIED. PRESERVE thy vow! 'T was plighted in thy Faith, If any Faith, have any plight at all; If ought be serious, if ought of love, If ought of honor, can be found in man, The very promise in the sight of God, Made in the presence of thy fellow men, Must sure be holy.--Let the cause of vow, Be from thy fancy, or caprice, or Love, Let it but have the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932064
  • 9781236932068