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20 'Twas hard to make so rich a soul submit And lay her shining honours at thy sov'reign feet.
Forgive,” he cries, " ye faints below, “The wav'ring and the cold assent
30 “I gave to themes divinely true;
Can you admit the blessed to repent? “ Eternal darkness vail the lines “Of that unhappy book
34 “Where glimm’ring reason with falfe lustre shines, « Where the mere mortal
miftcok " What the celestial meant *.
* See Mr. Locke's Annotations on Rom. iii. 25. and Para. phrase on Rom. ix. 5. which has inclined some readers to doubt whether he believed the Deity and satisfaction of Chrift; therefore in the fourth ftanza I invoke Charity, that by her help I may find him out in heaven, since his notes on a Cor. v. ult, and some other places, give me reason to believe he was no
I Am not concern'd to know
Glitt'ring stones and golden things,
l’ave a mighty part within
Socinian, though he has darkened the glory of the gospel and debased Chrillianity in the book which he calls The Rearon. ableness of it, and in fome of his other works.
Rich as Eden's happy ground,
There are endless beauties more
Broader 't is and brighter far
Yet the filly wand'ring mind,
The adventurous Mufe.
1. Urania takes her morning flight With an inimitable wing; Thro' rising deluges of dawning light She cleaves her wondrous way, She tunes immortal anthems to the growing day, 5 Nor Rapin* gives her rules to fly nor Purcel + notes
(to fing. She nor inquires, nor knows, nor fears, Where lie the pointed rocks or where th'ingulfing Clinibing the liquid mountains of the skies [sand; She meets descending angels as she flies, Nor asks them where their country lies Or where the seamarks stand: Touch'd with an empyreal ray She springs unerring upward to eternal day, Spreads her white fails alost, and steers
15 With bold and safe attempt to the celestial land,
A French critick. + An English master of mufick,