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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...doe not take; Doe thou reuenge, what shall abide thy blow? Passe shall this world, this world which thou didst make, Which should not perish till thy trumpet blow. What soule is found whom parents' crime not staines, Or what with its owne sinne destain'd is not? Though iustice rigor threaten, ah! her raines Let mercy guide, aud neuer bee forgot. Lesse are our faults farre, farre than is thy loue, O! what can better seeme thy grace diuine, Than they, that plagues deserue, thy bounty proue, And where thou showre may'st vengeance, faire to shine? Then looke and pittie, pittying forgiue Vs guiltie slaues, or seruants, now in thrall; Slaues, if, alas! thou looke how wee doe liue, Or doing ill, or doing nought at all; Of an vngratefull minde a foule effect: But if thy giftes, which amplie heretofore Thou hast vpon vs powr'd, thou dost respect, Wee are thy seruants, nay, than seruants more, Thy children, yes, and children dearely bought; But what strange chance vs of this lot bereaues? Poore worthles wights how lowlie are wee brought, Whom grace made children, sinne hath turned slaues? Sinne hath turn'd slaues, but let those bands grace breake, That in our wrongs thy mercies may appeare, Thy wisedome not so meane is, pow'r so weake, But thousand wayes they can make worlds thee feare. O wisedome boundlesse! O miraculous grace! Grace, wisedome which make winke dimme reason's eye, And could heauen's King bring from his placelesse place, On this ignoble stage of care to die, To dye our death, and-with the sacred streame Of bloud and water guishing from his side, To put away each odious act and blame By vs contriu'd, or our first parents' pride. Thus thy great loue and pitty, heauenly King, ...
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952189
  • 9781236952189