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3 For cloy'd with woes and trouble store

Surcharg'd my soul doth lie, My life at Dearb's uncbeerful door

Unto the grave draws nigh.
4 Reckond I am with them that pass

Down to the dismal pit,
I am a * man, but weak alas,

15 And for that name unfit.

* Heb. A man without manly Arength. 5 From life discharg’d and parted quite

Among the dead to sleep, And like

the slain in bloody fight, That in the grave lie deep, Whom thou rememberest no more,

Doft never more regard,
Them from thy hand deliver'd o'er

Death's bideous bouje bath barr'd. 6 Thou in the lowest pit profound

25 Haft set me all forlorn, Where thickest darkness hovers round,

In horrid deeps to mourn. 2 Thy wrath, from which no ßelter faves, Full fore doth press on me;, * Thou break it upon me all thy waves,

* And all thy waves break me. *The Heb. bears both, 8 Thou dost my friends from me estrange,

And mak'ft me odious,
Me to them odious, for they change,

35 And I here pent up thus. 9. Through sorrow, and affliction great,

Mine eyes grow dim and dead, Lord, all the day I thee entreat;

My hands to thee I spread.
10 Wilt thou do wonders on the dead,

Shall the deceas'd arise
And praise thee from their loathsome bed

With pale and bollow eyes?
II Shall they thy loving kindness tell

45 On whom the grave baih bold,


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Or they who in perdition dwell,

Thy faithfulness unfold? 12 In darkness can thy mighty hand

Or wondrous acts be known, Thy justice in the gloomy land

Of dark oblivion ?
13 But I to thee, O Lord, do cry,

Ere yet my life be spent,
And up to thee my pray’r doth bie

55 Each morn, and thee prevent. 14 Why wilt thou, Lord, my soul forsake,

And bide thy face from me? 15 That am already bruis'd and + shake

With terror fent from thee? † Heb.Pre concusione. Bruis'd, and aflicted, and fo low

61 As ready to expire, While I thy terrors undergo

Altonish'd with thine ire. 16 Thy fierce wrath over me doth flow,

Thy threat’nings cut me through: 37 All day they round about me go, }

Like waves they me pursue.
18 Lover and friend thou hast remov'd,

And lever'd from me far :
They fly me now whom I have lov'd,

And as in darkness are.



This and the following Psalm were done by the Autbor at fifteen

years old.


THEN the blest feed of Terah's faithful fon

After long toil their liberty had won,
And past from Pharian fields to Canaan land,
Led by the strength of the Almighty's hand,
Jehovah's wonders were in Israel shown,
His praise and glory was in Israel known.
That saw the troubled sea, and shivering fied,
And sought to hide his froth-be-curled head



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Low in the earth; Jordan's clear streams recoil,
As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil.
The high, huge bellied mountains skip like ram
Amongst their ewes, the little hills like lambs.
Why fled the ocean? and why skipt the mountains ?
Why turn'd Jordan tow'rd his cryftal fountains ?
Shake earth, and at the presence be aghaft

Of him that ever was, and ay shall last,
That glafsy floods from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush. 18

ET us with a gladsome mind



For his mercies ay endure,

Ever faithful, ever sure.
Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of gods he is the God;

For his, &c.
O let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quelle

For his, &c.
Who with his miracles doth make
Amazed Heav'n and Earth to shake,

For his, &c.
Who by his wisdom did create
The painted Heav'ns so full of fate.

For his, &c.
Who did the solid carth ordain,
To rise above the watry plain.

For his, &c.
Who by his all-commanding might
Did fill the new-made world with light.

For his, &c.
And caus'd the golden-trusled fun
All the day long his course to run.

For his, &c.
The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her (pangled sisters bright.

For his, &c.





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He with his thunder.clasping hand
Smote the first born of Egypt land.

For his, &c.
And in despite of Pharoah fell,
He brought from thence his Ifrael.

For his, &c.
Thy ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan nain.

- For his, &c.
The floods stood still like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass

For his, &c.
But full soon they did devour,
The tawny king with all his pow's.

For his, &c.
His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful wilderness.

For his, &c.
In bloody battle he brought down
Kings of prowess and renown.

For his, &r.
He foild bold Seon and his hoft,
That rul'd the Amorrean coastre

For his, &c.
And large-limb'd Og he did subdue,
With all his over-hardy crew.

For his, &c,
And to his servant Ifrael
He gave their land therein to dwell.

For his, &c.
He hath with a piteous eye
Beheld us in our misery.

For his, &c.
And freed us from the lavery
Of the invading enemy.

For his, &c.
All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need.

For his, &c.

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Let us therefore warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth.

For his, &c.
That his manfion hath on high
Above the reach of mortal eye.

For his mercies ay endure,
Ever faithful, ever fure.

A GLOSSARY. Explaining the antiquated and difficult Words in Milton's poetical


P. L. ftands for Paradise Loft ; P. R. for Paradise Regained ; S. A. for Sampfon Agonistes; P. for the poems, and s. for the sonnets. The letters i, ii, iii, &c. denote the books: the figures !, 2, 3, &c. the verses.

When a word occurs but once or twice, or is taken in a peculiar sedie, or has different senses in different places; in all these cases the places are pointed out.

As Milton's critics differ as to the sense of fome words, fome preferring one sense, and some another, the different senses are often given.

The etymology of many words is given, and frequently the literal, of original, as well as the metaphorical fignification.

А ACANTHUS, the herb Bear’s-foot. Acclame, acçlamation.

Acquift, S. A. 1755, the fame as acquisition, atrainment Adorn, P. L. viii. 576, (an: adjective.) Made so adorn, &c. finly dressed. Aduft, Adufted, burnt up, hot as with fire.Afer, P. L. x. 702, the south-west wind. Agape, P. L. v. 557, (an adverb) staring with eagerness. Agonistes, an actor, a prize-fighter. Ap, P. L. . 620, S. A. 628, for mountain in general. Amarant, P. L. iii 353, for unfading, that decayeth not; a flower of a purple velvet colour, which, though gathered, keeps its beauty. Ambrofial, partaking of the nature or qualities of ambrosia, the imaginary food of the gods; fragrant, delicious, delectable. Milton applies this epithet to the night, P. L. v. 642. Amice, P. R. iv. 427, clothing; the first or undermost part of a priest's habit, derived from the Latin amicio, to clothe. Ampbisbana, P. L. X. 524, A ferpent said to have a head at both ends. Antaretic, P. L. ix. 79. the southern pole, so called as opposite to the northern. Apocalyps, P. L. iv. 2, a revelation, a discovery. To appay P. L. xii, 401; to satisfy, to content. Argestes, P. L. x. 699, the north-east wind. To areed, P. L. iv. 962, to decree, to award. Ajphal, tus, P. L. i. 729, bitumen, a pitchy fubftance. To astound,

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