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charming. The last verse is imitated from Herbe
0, Father of eternal life, and all
Created glories under thee !
Into true liberty.
My perspective as they pass,
Where I shall need no glass.
poem on Grace.
Oh, how I long to travel back,
The shady City of Palm Trees.
aspiration must have risen to the lips of ever! But we know that “the enlightened spirit" be
longs more to the maturity of age than to the inexperienced innocence of childhood; and to the eye of the Christian pilgrim, in the most desolate path of his wanderings, "the shady City of Palm Trees" is visible, and the blackness of the remote horizon often glows with the orient light of the City of Paradise.
Resum is a fun this world of thrall
Per / shall need no glass.
The last verse is imitated from Herbert's
glimpse of his bright face.
Oh, how I long to travel back,
The shady City of Palm Trees.
espiration must have risen to the lips of every
. But we know that "the enlightened spirit" be
And seldom yielded flowers,
From these rude barren hours ?
Or summer's later store,
Which thorns, not roses, wore ;
Praise soild with tears, and tears again
This day I bring for all Thy pain,
Which sadness breathes in the most vain,
Thy quickening breath, which gladly bears
Where cloudless quires sing without tears,
Sing Thy just praise and see Thy face ! A pretty verse on the burial of an infant should not be omitted :
Blest infant bud whose blossom-life,
Did only look about and fall,
Of milk and tears, the food of all.
AFTER an anxious search in all the accessible of information, I am able to tell little of one every lover of poetry must desire to know = The day of his birth and of his decease are inv= eminent Divine, and Preacher at the Temple. Hhowever, brought him more fame than profit, confessed that he had spent his patrimony in books, and his time in scribbling them. Yelverton I, by whom his son Richard was pla
1613 - 16 u Crashaw was born in London.
At t of the reign of Elizabeth he had also been depri a little vicarage*." But his learning and virtues for him the esteem of many learned and excellen and particularly of Sir Randolph Crew, and Sin
• Discourse on Popishe Corruption Requiringe a King mation; among the Ms. Books in the Royal Library. Se
+ He was intimate with Archbishop Usher, as an extract fro Canto, in folio, which
you said you lent to Dr. Mocket, and it; yet I could never get it, and now I find my book, at Mr. his shop, in Duke Lane, and he saith he bought it with Dr. library but I cannot have it. Happily you might; by your te of it as you go that way... Thus longing to see you, and till me word what day you will be here, 1 commend us unto God,
Yours in Christ,
Appendix to Parr's Life of Sir Henry Yelverton was appointed Solicitor-General so 1613, and Attorney-General in 1616. In 1625, he was one of the of the King's Bench, and subsequently of the Common Pleas. A
AMÉs earch in all the accessible sounts
stimuria ) am able to tell little of one of whan
Dizz, and Preacher at the Temple. His works
banks and his time in scribbling them. At the close
sed urticularly of Sir Randolph Crew, and Sir Henry
the foundation of the Charter House School, where he highly distinguished himself under Brooks, a celebrated master of that day, whom he afterwards addressed in an epigram, full of attachment and respect. I had hoped, from a reference to the Registers of the School, to have determined the period of his admission, but they contain no entry before 1680. How long he continued there is equally uncertain. He was elected a scholar of Pembroke Hall, March 26, 1632*, and yet we find him lamenting the premature death of his friend, William Herrys, a fellow of the same College, which happened in the October of 1631. Herrys had been originally entered of Christ's, and his relations were persons of property and consideration, in the county of Essex. Crashaw calls him the sweetest among men, and mourced his fate in five epitaphs, one of which was in Latin.
In 1633 he took his Bachelor's Degree, and, in 1634, published anonymously, a volume of Epigrammata Sacra, inscribed to Benjamin Laney, the Master of Pembroke Hall. In the civil war, Laney was deprived of his situation, and suffered much persecution and many hardships for his loyalty.
The guides of the poet's youthful studies were always esteemed, and their memory preserved in his heart. Of Mr. Tournay, the tutor of Pembroke, he spoke in grateful language, as of one who merited his respect f. narrative, written by himself, " of what passed on his being restored to the King's favour, in 1609," is printed in the fifteenth volume of the drchcologia, p. 27. • From the College Register, qunted in Cole's MSS.
+ Tutori Summe Observando,—"We have had some doings here of laxe about one of Pembroke Hall, who preaching in St. Mary's, about the beginning of Lent, upon that text James ü, 22, seemed to avouch' the
but I cannot have it. Happily you might, by your testimony
, to get it me, for I charged him not to sell it
. I pray think mend what day you will be here, I commend us uato God, and 20, Youns in Christ,
Appendis to Parr's Life of Usher. Sir Henry Yelverton was appointed Solicitor-General soon after wis, and Attorney-General in 1616. In 1625, he was one of the Judges of the King's Bench, and subsequently of the Common Pleas. A curious
In 1635 he prefixed a copy of verses to Rob ford's Five Pious and Learned Discourses. She of Peterhouse, and Rector of Ringsfield, in
Crashaw's recommendation of this work requirfor it was considered to advocate doctrines in the established church. Archbishop Usher it with indignation, in a letter to Dr. Ward, purity of our ancient truth, how cometh it to you at Cambridge do cast such stumbling-bloc way, by publishing into the world such rotter Shelford hath vented in his Five Discourses, possis agnoscere. The Jesuits of England sent book hither to confirm our papists in their o
“ But, while we strive here to mais he hath so carried bimself ut famosi Perni ar and to assure them that we are now coming them as fast as we can. I pray God this sin deeply laid to their charge, who give an occasia blind thus to stumble *." This fact enables us the gradually growing inclination of Crashav Roman Catholic faith. His mystical and ent insufficiency of faith to justification, and to impugn the doct IIth article, of Justification by faith only; for which he was by the ViceChancellor, who was willing to accept of an eas ledgment: but the
same party preaching his Latin sermon, pro last week, upon Rom. iii, 28, he said, he came not palinodiam eandem cantilenam canere, which moved our Vice-Chancellor, to call for his sermon, which he refused to deliver. Whereu Wednesday last, being Barnaby Day, the day appointed for sion of the Bachelors of Divinity, which must answer Die Co he was stayed by the major part of the suffrages of the Doc
The truth is, there are some Heads amor are great abettors of M. Tournay, the party above mentio no doubt, are backed by others." -Letter from Ward of Sid June, 1634, to Archbishop Usher. Life by Parr, p. 470.
• Master Shelford hath of late affirmed in print, that the never yet defined to be the Antichrist by any Synode.Breviate, third edition, 1637, p. 308.