The Life of George Herbert of Bemerton

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1893 - Poets, English - 328 pages

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Page 223 - And now in age I bud again, After so many deaths I live and write; I once more smell the dew and rain, And relish versing: O my only light, It cannot be That I am he, On whom thy tempests fell all night.
Page 126 - THERE are no colours in the fairest sky So fair as these. The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing.
Page 142 - When thou hast done, thou has not done, For I have more. Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won Others to sin, and made my sin their door? Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun A year or two, but wallowed in a score? * When thou hast done, thou hast not done, For I have more.
Page 294 - If it be for thy glory, I beseech thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.
Page 147 - Now I am here, what thou wilt do with me None of my books will show. I read and sigh and wish I were a tree, For sure then I should grow To fruit or shade. At least some bird would trust Her household to me, and I should be just.
Page 131 - ... leave this valley of tears, and be free from all fevers and pain ; and, which will be a more happy condition, I shall be free from sin, and all the temptations and anxieties that attend it ; and this being past, I shall dwell in the New Jerusalem ; dwell there with men made perfect ; dwell where these eyes shall see my Master and Saviour, Jesus ; and with him see my dear mother, and all my relations and friends.
Page 164 - And true descent ; that when thou shalt grow fat, And wanton in thy cravings, thou may'st know, That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust That measures all our time ; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.
Page 167 - As serve him up who all the world commands. When God vouchsafeth to become our fare, Their hands convey him who conveys their hands...
Page 80 - The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.

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