St. Peter's Complaint; And Other Poems

St. Peter's Complaint; And Other Poems

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... expound My thought the same doth to my tongue impart, My tongue the message in the ears doth sound; My ears back to my heart their sorrows send; Thus circling griefs run round without an end. My guilty eye still seems to see my sin; All things are characters to spell my fall: What eye doth read without, heart rues within; What heart doth rue, to pensive thought is gall, Which when the thought would by thetongue digest, The ear conveys it back into the breast. My comfort now is comfortless to live In orphan state, devoted to mishap; Rent from the root, that sweetest fruit did give, I soorn'd to graft in stock of meaner-sap. No juice can-joy me, but of Jesse's-t-lower, Whose heavenly root hath such reviving power. At Sorrow's door I knock'd, -they crav'd my name. I answer'd: One unworthy to be known. What one-? say they: One worthicst of blame. But who? A wretch---not God's, nor yet his own. What shall we give? Fit tears and times to plain me. Come in, say they: -thus griefs did entertain me. E With them I rest, a pris'ner in their jail, Chain'd in the iron links of basest thrall; Till grace vouclusafing captive soul to bail, In wonted see degraded loves install. Days pass in plaints, the night without repose; I wake, to sleep; I sleep in waking woes. XIX. Sleep, death's ally, oblivion of tears; Silence of passions, balm of angry sore; Suspense of loves, security of fears; Wrath's lenity, heart'_s ease, storm's calmest shore; Sense's and soul's reprieval from all cumbers, Benumbing sense of ill with quiet slumbers. Not such my sleep, but whisperer of dreams, Creating strange chimeras, feigning flights; Of day discourses giving fancy themes, To make dumb...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927478
  • 9781236927477