Select Poetry, Chiefly Devotional, of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Part 1

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Edward Farr
Printed at the University Press, 1845 - Poetry - 559 pages

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Page 26 - Being with thy deare blood clene washt from sin, May live for ever in felicity: And that thy love we weighing worthily, May likewise love thee...
Page 24 - And is there care in Heaven ? and is there love In heavenly spirits to these creatures base, That may compassion of their evils move ? There is...
Page 228 - Tell time it is but motion; Tell flesh it is but dust: And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie.
Page xli - Hymns, is set forth, and allowed to be sung in all congregations of the said church, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons, at the discretion of the minister.
Page 24 - Of men than beasts : but 0 ! th' exceeding grace Of Highest God that loves his creatures so, And all his works with mercy doth embrace, That blessed Angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe!
Page 15 - Both heaven and earth obey unto her will, And all the creatures which they both containe ; For of her fulnesse which the world doth fill They all partake, and do in state remaine As their great Maker did at first ordaine, Through observation of her high beheast, By which they first were made, and still increast.
Page 18 - And looke at last up to that Soveraine Light, From whose pure beams al perfect beauty springs, That kindleth love in every godly spright Even the love of God; which loathing brings Of this vile world and these gay-seeming things; With whose sweete pleasures being so possest, Thy straying thoughts henceforth for ever rest.
Page 24 - For whatsoever from one place doth fall Is with the tide unto another brought : For there is nothing lost, that may be found if sought.
Page 24 - How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant ! They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their bright squadrons round about us plant, And all for love, and nothing for reward : Oh, why should heavenly God to men have such regard ?1 This agrees with what is recorded of St.
Page 10 - Aire still flitting, but yet firmely bounded On everie side, with pyles of flaming brands, Never consum'd, nor quencht with mortall hands; '40 And, last, that mightie shining christall wall, Wherewith he hath encompassed this All. By view whereof it plainly may appeare, That still as every thing doth upward tend, And further is from earth, so still more cleare And faire it growes, till to his perfect end Of purest beautie it at last ascend; Ayre more then water, fire much more then ayr% And heaven...