The Poetical Works of the Rev. Robert Southwell

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John Russell Smith, 1856 - English poetry - 168 pages
 

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Page 98 - The burning babe As I in hoary winter's night stood shivering in the snow, Surprised I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow; And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near, A pretty babe all burning bright did in the air appear; Who, scorched with excessive heat, such floods of tears did shed As though his floods should quench his flames which with his tears were fed. Alas...
Page 98 - My faultless breast the furnace is, the fuel wounding thorns; Love is the fire, and sighs the smoke, the ashes shame and scorns; The fuel justice layeth on, and mercy blows the coals; The metal in this furnace wrought are men's defiled souls: For which, as now on fire I am to work them to their good, So will I melt into a bath to wash them in my blood.
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Page 96 - BEHOLD, a silly tender Babe In freezing winter night In homely manger trembling lies, Alas, a piteous sight ! The inns are full; no man will yield This little pilgrim bed, But forced he is with silly beasts In crib to shroud his head. Despise him not for lying there, First, what he is inquire; An orient pearl is often found In depth of dirty mire. Weigh not his crib, his wooden dish, Nor beasts that by him feed ; Weigh not his Mother's poor attire, Nor Joseph's simple weed.
Page 47 - The sea of Fortune doth not ever flow ; She draws her favours to the lowest ebb: Her tides have equal times to come and go ; Her loom doth weave the fine and coarsest web : No joy so great but runneth to an end, No hap so hard but may in fine amend.

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