Of Harmony and Numbers, in Latin and English Prose, and in English Poetry: In Five Chapters

M. Cooper, 1744 - 53 pages

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Page 33 - Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest...
Page 14 - I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
Page 34 - As through unquiet rest: he, on his side Leaning, half raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voice Mild, as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisper'd thus: ' Awake My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight! Awake...
Page 37 - Nature her th' inferior, in the mind And inward Faculties, which most excel, In outward also her resembling less His Image who made both, and less expressing The character of that Dominion...
Page 33 - To the nuptial bower I led her, blushing like the morn : all heaven, And happy constellations, on that hour Shed their selectest influence : the earth Gave signs of gratulation, and each hill ; Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub, Disporting, till the amorous bird of night Sung spousal, and bid haste the evening star, On his hill-top, to light the bridal lamp.
Page 38 - Greatnefs of mind, and noblenefs their feat Build in her lovelieft, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic plac'd.
Page 16 - He is liable to many evils and miseries which he can neither prevent nor redress. He is full of wants which he cannot supply, and compassed about with infirmities which he cannot remove, and obnoxious to dangers which he can never sufficiently provide against.
Page 18 - Lordfhips at laft acquitted. Yet I cannot reflect without comfort (the greateft of comforts next to that of a good caufe and a good confcience) that I anfwer for myfelf this day before the moft illuftrious Aflembly in the world, the whole body of the Nobility of Great Britain ; whofc princely extraction and high quality, whofe magnificent titles and fplendid fortunes, whofe hereditary candour and generofity, inherent in.
Page 17 - I not think that in fuch a cauie.as this (wherein the doctrine of our church, the dignity of that holy order to which I belong, and even the common intereft of Chriilianity itfelf, are fo nearly concerned) it becomes me not to be altogether filent.

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