Poems on Several Occasions: With Some Other Compositions

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John Dunlap, in Market-street, 1772 - Elegiac poetry, English - 160 pages
 

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Page 20 - Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to "Whom be glory for ever and ever, amen
Page 19 - For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof. But he that doth the will of God abideth for ever,
Page 102 - Sudden, as darts the lightning through the sky, Around the globe thy various weapons fly. Here war's red engines heap the field with slain, And pallid sickness there extends thy reign ; Here the soft virgin weeps her lover dead, There maiden beauty sinks the graceful head ; Here infants grieve their parents are no more, There...
Page 70 - Till the freed Indians in their native groves Reap their own fruits, and woo their sable loves ; Peru once more a race of kings behold, And other Mexicos be roof'd with gold.
Page 20 - Finally, brethren, whatfoever things are ' true, whatfoever things are honeft, whatfoever things ' are juft, whatfoever things are pure, whatfoever things ' are lovely, whatfoever things are of good report : If ' there be any virtue, and if there be any praife, think
Page 144 - Grace mines around her with fereneft beams, And whifp'ring Angels prompt her golden dreams ; For her th...
Page 91 - Pears, apples, cheese, dear Will, and wine, If thou wilt grace mine house, are thine (For these are in my pow'r). When the last ray of yon bright sun, Shall round its whirling axle run, And hasten the sixth hour. Thy wife delights in her neat home And babes, but let her boldly come, Provided she's at leisure. Thy beauteous boy shall also find, Although unask'd, a welcome kind, And be receiv'd with pleasure. And with thee hnste the virgin Muse, And jest that laughter shall diffuse.
Page 106 - And, pleas'd, from thee new fame and honour draws; In thee those various virtues are combin'd, That form the true pre-eminence of mind. What wonder struck us when we did survey The lambent lightnings innocently play, And down thy rods beheld the dreaded fire In a swift flame descend and then expire; While the red thunders, roaring loud around, Burst the black clouds, and harmless smite the ground. Blest use of art! apply'd to serve mankind, The noble province of the sapient mind!
Page 133 - : " Come, thou queen of pensive air, — In thy sable, sooted car, By two mournful turtles drawn, — Let me meet thee on yon lawn, With decent vestments wrapt around, And thy brows with cypress bound ! Quickly come, thou sober dame, And thy musing poet claim. Bear me where thou lov'st to rove In the deep, dark, solemn grove, Where, on banks of velvet green, Peace, with Silence, still is seen ; And Leisure, at the sultry noon...
Page 19 - ... if any man have not the fpirit of Chrift he is * * " none of his ;" and that the fruits of the Spirit .are love, joy, peace, long-fuffering, gentleness, good•.

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