Meditationsand contemplations, by J. Hervey, transposed into blank verse

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Page 196 - Thou shalt purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean : Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Page 51 - A dungeon horrible on all sides round As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 233 - Come forth, O man, yon azure Round survey, And view those Lamps which yield eternal Day. Bring forth thy Glasses: clear thy wond'ring Eyes; Millions beyond the former Millions rise : Look farther :— Millions more blaze from remoter Skies: . . . And canst thou think, poor Worm!
Page 221 - At last his sail-broad vans He spreads for flight, and, in the surging smoke Uplifted, spurns the ground ; thence many a league, As in a cloudy chair, ascending rides Audacious ; but, that seat soon failing, meets A vast vacuity ; all unawares, Fluttering his...
Page 17 - How lov'd, how valued once avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the world shall be.
Page 236 - Compar'd with them, — they deck'd their rohes with stars. See how they glitter through the void! They form Night's richest dress, — they on her...
Page 75 - Christ hy the most delicate Flowers: Beauties in the Creature lead us to the Creator. Diversity of Flowers, in their aim, hahits, attitudes, and lineaments ; Wisdom of the Almighty Maker.
Page 236 - Like gems of richest lustre sparkle ; spread So in extent, no nation so remote...

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