The Scottish Paraphrases; Being the Translations and Paraphrases in Verse of Several Passages of Sacred Scripture

The Scottish Paraphrases; Being the Translations and Paraphrases in Verse of Several Passages of Sacred Scripture

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... pure before their God I If he contend in righteousness We fall beneath his rod. n. To vindicate my words and thoughts I'll make no more pretence; Not one of all my thousand faults Can bear a just defence. m. Strong is his arm, his heart is wise; What vain presumers dare Against their Maker's hand to rise Or 'tempt th' unequal war 1 nr. Mountains by his Almighty wrath From their old seats are torn; He shakes the earth from South to North, And all her pillars mourn. V. He bids the sun forbear to rise, The obedient sun forbears; His hand with sackcloth spreads the skies, And seals up all the stars. vx He walks upon the stormy sea; Flies on the stormy wind; There's none can trace his wond'rous way, Or his dark footsteps find. K JOHN LOGAN. In Logan's volume of Poems published in 1781 there appeared, as Hymn II., a long poem of twenty verses entitled "The Complaint of Nature," which has been claimed for Michael Bruce. The differences between Logan's hymn and the paraphrase are so great that the paraphrase is, to all intents, a separate composition. Only two verses--the first and fourth--of the paraphrase correspond, in all respects, with verses--the first and second--of the hymn. If Michael Bruce be indeed the author of "The Complaint of Nature," the authorship of this paraphrase must then be assigned to Logan, who, in all probability, rewrote the poem to make it more suitable for public worship, adopting many of Bruce's verses and ideas. It has, however, been very ably demonstrated by the Rev. Robert Small that even "The Complaint of Nature" bears strong internal evidence of Logan's workmanship; and that of all the hymns published by Logan this is perhaps the only one in which Bruce may claim to have had a share, if we...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527771
  • 9781236527776