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like a primitive saint, he offered more prayers in the night than others usually offer in the day. There he penned these poems,--steps for happy souls to climb Heaven by.

And those other of his pieces, entitled, “ The Delights of the Muses,” though of a more human mixture, are as sweet as they are innocent.

The praises that follow are but few of many that might be conferred on him : he was excellent in five languages (besides his mother-tongue), viz. Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, the two last whereof he had little help in ; they were of his own acquisition.

Amongst his other accomplishments in academic (as well pious as harmless) arts, he made his skill in poetry, music, drawing, limning, graving. (exercises of his curious invention and sudden fancy) to be but his subservient recreations for vacant hours, not the grand business of his soul.

To the former qualifications. I might add that which would crown them all : his rare moderation in diet almost Lessian temperance; he never created a Muse out of distempers, nor, with our Canary scribblers, cast any strange mists of surfeits before the intellectual beams of his mind or memory; the latter of which he was so much a master of, that he had there, under lock and key in readiness, the richest treasures of the best Greek and Latin poets, some of which authors he had more at his command by heart than others that only read their works to retain little and understand less.

Enough, reader; I intend not a volume of praises larger than this book, nor need I longer transport thee

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to think over his vast perfections. I will conclude all that I have impartially writ of this learned young gentleman, now dead to us, as he himself doth, with the last line of his poem upon Bishop Andrews' picture before his sermons :

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Look on the following leaves, and see him breathe.

The Author's Motto,
Live, Jesus, live, and let it be
My life to die for love of Thee.

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To our Lord, upon the Water made Wine.

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Neither durst any Man from that day ask Him any

more Questions

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Upon our Saviour's Tomb, wherein never man was laid 23

It is better to go into Heaven with one Eye, &c. 23

Upon the dumb Devil cast out, and the slanderous Jews

put to silence

And a certain Priest coming that way, looked on him,

and passed by

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Blessed be the Paps which Thou hast sucked

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To Pontius washing his blood-stained Hands

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Ye build the Sepulchres of the Prophets .

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Upon the Infant Martyrs .

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Verily I say unto you, Ye shall weep and lament 26

Upon our Lord's last comfortable Discourse with His

Disciples

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Dives asking a Drop

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Give to Cæsar- And to God

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But now they have seen and hated

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Upon the Crown of Thorns taken from our Blessed

Lord's Head, all bloody .

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She began to wash His Feet with Tears and wipe them

with the Hairs of her Head

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On St. Peter cutting off Malchus's Ear

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But Men loved Darkness rather than Light

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I am ready not only to be bound but to die

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On St. Peter casting away his Nets at our Saviour's Call 28

Our Lord in His Circumcision to His Father

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On the Wounds of our crucified Lord .

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-On our crucified Lord, naked and bloody

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Easter-Day

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On the bleeding Wounds of our crucified Lord

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Samson to his Delilab.

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Psalm XXIII

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Psalm cxXXVII

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A Hymn of the Nativity, sung by the Shepherds . 37

Sospetto D'Herode

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On a Prayer-Book sent to Mrs. M. R.

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On Mr. G. Herbert's Book, entitled, “ The Temple of

Sacred Poems,” sent to a Gentlewoman.

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