This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 Excerpt: ...moon, refulgent lamp of night, Is lost in heaven, and emptied of her light; But thou for ever shalt endure the same, Thy light eternal, and unspent thy flame. When tempests with their train impend on high, Darken the day, and load the labouring sky; When heaven's wide convex glows with lightnings dire, All ether flaming, and all earth on fire: When loud and long the deep-mouth'd thunder rolls, And peals on peals redoubled, rend the poles; If from the opening clouds thy form appears, Her wonted charm the face of Nature wears; Thy beauteous orb restores departed day, Looks from the sky, and laughs the storm away. THE PRAYER OF JACOB, O God of Abraham! by whose band Thy people still are fed; Who, through this weary pilgrimage, Hast all our fathers led! Our vows, our prayers, we now present Before thy throne of grace; God of our fathers, be the God Of their succeeding race. Through each perplexing path of life Our wandering footsteps guide; Give us by day our daily bread, And raiment fit provide. O spread thy covering wings around, Till all our wanderings cease, And at our fathers' lov'd abode Our feet arrive in peace. Now with the humble voice of prayer Thy mercy we implore; Then with the grateful voice of praise Thy goodness we'll adore. P THE COMPLAINT OF NATURE. Few are thy days and full of woe, O man of woman born! Thy doom is written,' Dust thou art, And shalt to dust return.' Determin'd are the days that fly Successive o'er thy head; The numberM hour is on the wing, That lays thee with the dead. Alas! the little day of life Is shorter than a span; Yet black with thousand hidden ills To miserable man. Gay is thy morning; flattering hop Thy sprightly step attends; But soon the tempest howls behind, And the dark night descends. Before its splendid hour the ...
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