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2 Into thy presence let my prayer "With sighs devout ascend;'
A Paraphrase on PSALM CXIV.
This and the following Psalm were done by the Author at fifteen years old.
And to my cries, that 'ceaseless are,' Thine ear with favour bend.
3 For, cloy'd with woes and trouble sore,
Surcharg'd my soul doth lie;
My life,at Death's uncheerful door;
Unto the grave draws nigh.
4 Reckon'd I am with them that pass
Down to the 'dismal' pit;
I am a man, but weak, alas!
And for that name unfit.
5 From life discharg'd and parted quite Among the dead to 'sleep ;'
• Heb. 'A man without manly strength.'
Why turn'd Jordan tow'rd his crystal fountains?
The Hebr. bears both. Heb. Præ Concussione.
WHEN the bless'd seed of Terah's faithful son, After long toil, their liberty had won; And pass'd 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 sca, and, shivering, fled, And sought to hide his froth-becurled head Low in the earth; Jordan's clear streams recoil, As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil. 15 The high huge-bellied mountains skip, like rams Amongst their ewes; the little hills, like lambs. Why fled the ocean? and why skipp'd the moun
He hath, with a piteous eye,
Beheld us in our misery.
And freed us from the slavery
Of the invading enemy.
Who, by his all-commanding might,
Did fill the new-made world with light.
For his, &c.
And caus'd the golden-tressed sun
All the day long his course to run.
For his, &c.
The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled sisters bright.
For his, &c.
He with his thunder-clasping hand,
Smote the first-born of Egypt land.
For his, &c.
And, in despite of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Israel,
For his, &c.
Note.-The numeral letters refer to the Book, the figures to the line.
Adam and Eve, general description of them, iv.
288. more minutely described, iv. 295. their state
of innocence, iv. 312, 492, 738. v. 211, 303. viii.
510. entertainment of the angel Raphael, v. 313,
391, their nuptial bed described, iv. 708. their
behaviour after the fall, and on finding them-
selves naked, ix. 1004, 1051. attempt to avoid
God, x. 97. appear before him, x. 109. their ex-
pulsion from Paradise, xii. 265.
Adam, his discourse with Eve on the prohibition
of the tree of knowledge, iv. 411. on viewing her
sleeping, v. 8. his answer to her dream relative
to Satan's first temptation, v. 94. his discourse
in the bower with Raphael, v. 460. his creation
and dominion, ix. 524, his first view of the Di-
vine Presence, &c. viii. 311. his speech to God on
his solitude in Paradise, viii. 357. his passion for
Eve, viii. 521. discourses with her on Satan's
subtilty, ix. from 205 to 384. soliloquy on her
transgression, ix. 896. resolves to die with her,
ix. 907. eats the forbidden fruit, ix. 996. solicits
her to submit to sexual pleasures, and their con-
sequences, ix. 1081, 1016. speech to her on their
fall, &c. ix. 1067. the sentence on him, x. 197.
reflects on the immortality of the soul, &c. x.
782. his resolution against the advice of Eve to
commit suicide, x. 1028. behaviour on receiving
the message for their expulsion, xi. 263.
Adramelech and Asmalia, fallen angels, their de-
feat, vi. 365.
Amaranth, a flower, transplanted to heaven, iii.
Ambition censured, ii. 482.
Angels obey God from choice, v. 585. engagement
of the celestial party against Satan, vi. 202, 634.
their song on the creation, vii. 180, 252, 557, 602.
their re-ascent to heaven on Adam's fall, xi. 17.
appointed to drive Adam from Paradise, xi. 127.
execution of that office, xii. 626.
Angels, the fallen, their names, i. 374. pursuits, ii.
528. engagement, vi. 202. defeat and expulsion
from heaven, vi. 831-877. transformed into ser-
pents, &c. x. 519, 547.
Apostles, their mission, &c. xii. 432. their succes-
sors described, xii. 508.
Azazel, Satan's standard bearer, i. 534.
Babel, its building, and the confusion of languages
thence arising, xii. 38, 48.
Battle between the angels described. vi. 202 to
Beelzebub described, ii. 299. excites an attempt on
the world, ii. 245.
Belial, speeches of, ii. 119. vi. 620.
Blasts, originated from the fall of Adam, x.
Bridge from the gates of hell over Chaos to the
world, x. 293.
Cain and Abel, their story, xi. 429.
Cham, his story, xii. 101.
Chance, explosion of the general idea respecting it,
Chaos described, ii. 890. vii. 210. its limits since
the fall of the angels, ii. 998. its state before that
event, v. 577.
Church, hirelings in it compared with the devil in
Paradise, iv. 192.
Conjugal love praised, iv. 750, 765. definition of it,
viii. 589. a reciprocal duty, ix. 357.
Conjugal union, its reasons and obligations, viii.
494. ix. 955, 961.
Conscience, the umpire of God in man, iii. 194. its
terrors, iv. 23. x. 842. censure of laws to enforce
it, xii. 515.
Creation, the universal, description of it, ii. 708.
Creatures in Paradise described, iv. 340. their dis-
cord a consequence of the fall, x. 707.
Dagon, a fallen angel, some account of, i. 457.
Damned, description of the vicissitudes of their
torments, ii. 596.
David, why his throne is eternal, xii. 320.
Day and night in heaven, description of, vi. 4.
Death and Sin, their post at the gates of hell, be-
fore the fall, ii. 688. their union, x. 249. their
meeting with Satan on his return to hell, x. 326.
their arrival at Paradise, x. 585. subsequent con-
duct in the world, x. 610.
Death, description of, ii. 666. its parentage, ii. 727.
its birth, ii. 777. its answers to Sin, x. 264, 596.
Death, of the body, its causes and variety, xi. 466,
to 493. its terrors more imaginary than real, xi.
469. the gate of life, xii. 571.
Death, eternal, considerations on, x. 808.
Deluge, see Noah.
Despair, its degrees, &c. iv. 108.
Devils, why excluded from grace, iii. 129.
Discord censured, ii. 496. the daughter of Sin, x.
Dominion, absolute amongst men, unjustifiable,
Dreams illusory, iv. 799. natural, v. 110. divine,
Eagle, a bird of prey, one effect of Adam's fall, xi.
Earth, its creation, iii. 715. vii. 231. its separation
from the waters described, vii. 276. speculations
on its motions, or that of the heavens, censured,
viii. 70. a universal paradise at the coming of
the Messiah, xii. 463.
Eden, see Paradise.
Egypt, plagues of, xii. 173.
Election asserted, iii. 183.
Elements, their dependance upon each other, xi.
Enoch, his story, translation, &c. xi. 664, 700.
Eve, see Adam and Eve.
Eve particularly described, &c. iv. 712. v. 379. viii.
46, 470, 482, 596. ix. 386, 431, 457, 489, 538,
603, 896. her formation from Adam, viii.
460. her behaviour on seeing him, viii. 500. dis-
courses with Satan, ix. 552, 732. her tempta-
tion of Adam, ix. 856. her speeches and answers
to Adam on being accused, x. 909, 937, 966. xi.
162. xii. 610.
Experience, a guide to wisdom, ix. 807.
Faith in Christ, what kind of, is eternal life, xii.
420. censure of laws to enforce it, xii. 515.
Fancy, its office, v. 100. a faculty of the soul, viii.
Fame, censure of the common idea of it, xi.
Fate, the will of the Almighty, vii. 170.
Fig-tree, that from which aprons were made, de-
scribed, ix. 1101.
Firmament described, vii. 261.
Fish, their creation described, vii. 391.
Flaming sword, description of, xii. 632.
Flood, or deluge, see Noah.
Freedom, effects of its loss, upon virtue, &c. xi.
Free-grace, defined, &c. iii. 173, 227.
Free-will asserted, iii. 95. v. 235, 520. viii. 635. ix.
350. x. 43. the image of God, viii. 440.
Fruition, carnal, its passion censured, viii. 579.
Gabriel, the chief of the guardian angels, his sta-
tion, &c. iv. 443. undertakes to detect Satan, iv.
575. his speeches to the angels, iv. 866. to Sa-
tan, iv. 877. his prowess, &c. in the battle, vi.
Glory, or fame, the general idea of it censured, xi.
God the Father, contemplating his works, &c. iii.
56. his speech to God the Son on the designs of
Satan, ii. 80. proposes the manner of redemp-
tion, iii. 203. and decrees his resurrection, iii. 303.
attributes of God the Father, iii. 372. his speech
to the celestial hierarchy, v. 600. his speeches to
the Son, the angels, &c. v. 719. vi. 29. vii. 139.
x. 614. xi. 84, 99.
God the Son, at the right hand of the Father, iii.
62. the second Adam, iii. 285. his attributes, iii.
383. the Messiah, vi. 718, 881. his answers to
Adam, the Father, &c. vi. 733. viii. 369, 398,
437. x. 68. his re-ascent and intercession for
Adam, x. 224.
God, what kind of adoration most acceptable to
him, iv. 736. to be contemplated in the works of
the creation, v. 508. his absolute decrees, omni-
presence, &c. xi. 311, 335. to obey and depend
upon him, the sum of knowledge, xii. 557.
Gospel, how it is to be understood, xii. 511.
Grace of God, its object, and why devils are ex-
cluded from it, iii. 129. the spirit of it, &c. xii.
Gunpowder, guns, &c. their invention attributed
to the devil, vi. 478, 484.
Heaven and earth, their final renovation by fire, xi.
893. xii. 547. subsequent happiness therein, xii.
Heaven, its joys described, iii. 344. its gate, iii. 501.
v. 253. passage thence to the world, iii. 526. its
creation, iii. 716. the study of it how necessary,
viii. 66. speculations on its motions censured,
viii. 70. its situation with respect to the world
and hell, x. 320.
Hell, description of, i. 60, 228. ii. 587, 618. its
gates, ii. 645. its situation, &c. x. 322.
Hierarchies of heaven, before the revolt, described,
Holy Ghost, its diffusion, &e. at the creation, vii.
195. promised and given to all believers, xii.
Hymns to light, iii. 1. to God the Father and Son,
iii. 372. on conjugal love, iv. 750. on the crea-
tion, vii. 180, 252, 557, 602.
Hypocrisy only visible to God, iii. 682.
Hypocrites, their first example in Satan, ix. 121.
Idolatry, its origin, i. 364. that of the postdeluvian
world, xii. 115.
Jealousy, the hell of lovers, v. 449.
Innocence, its state described, iv. 312 492, 736. v.
211, 303, 443. viii. 40, 510.
Invocations of the author, i. 6. iii. 51. vii. 1. xi.
Israelites, relation of their bondage and release,
xii. 163. their settlement, &c. in the wilderness,
xii. 223. in Canaan, xii. 260. their captivity in
Babylon, xii. 335. on their return, till the birth
of the Messiah, xii. from 345 to 359.
Isis, a fallen angel, i. 478.
Ithuriel, an angel of Paradise, iv. 788. detects Sa-
tan's attempt on Eve, iv. 810.
Knowledge, the result of reason, v. 100. of future
events, the desire of it censured, xi. 770. its sum
the love and fear of God, xii. 557.
Leviathan described, i. 201.
Liberty, consequences of its loss, xi. 797.
Life, long, how attainable, xi. 530.
Light, its creation described, vii. 243.
Lightning, how produced, x. 1073.
Love, conjugal, distinct from that of an amour, iv.
763. defined, vii. 589. its food, ix. 239. its object,
Lucifer, why a name of Satan, x. 425.
Lust, its solace, ix. 1042.
Mammon, a fallen angel, i. 678. his speech in Sa
tan's council, ii. 229.
Man, fallen, why the object of grace, iii. 130. his
long resistance of it exclusive, iii. 198. created
to supply the loss of the fallen angels, iii. 667. ix.
143. his creation described, vii. 524. his supe-
riority over woman decreed by God, x. 145, 195.
indulgence in his appetites disfigures not God's
image, ix. 515. the true end of his creation, ki.
603. his absolute dominion over his brethren an
usurpation, xii. 64.
Matches, conjugal, censure of the modern, viii. 57.
Michael, the archangel, his appointment in the
celestial army, vi. 44. his prowess, combats,
speeches, answers, &c. See various parts of the
books, from vi. to xii. inclusive.
Mind, its force, i. 254. its food, ix. 237.
Moloch a fallen angel, i. 392. his speech, i. 51
defies Gabriel, vi. 357.
Moon, on its supposed inhabitants, iii. 459. its
office, iii. 726. rising, iv. 606. its creation, &c.
vii. 356, 375, 379.
Morning in heaven, description of, vi. 12. the na-
tural, ix. 192. x. 120. xi. 153.
Moses, see Aaron.
Mulciber, a fallen angel, i. 740.
Night in heaven described, v. 642. and day, vi. 4.
the natural night, iv. 604, 776. v. 38. ix. 48. x,
Nimrod, the first monarch, his tyranny, &c. xii.
Nisroch, a fallen angel, vi. 446.
Noah, his censure of the antediluvian world, xi.
719, 808. builds the ark, xi. 728.
Noon described, v. 300.
Obedience, conjugal, the happiness of woman, iv.
635. of wiil only acceptable to God, v. 529.
Old age described, xi. 535.
Omens of Adam's expulsion, xi. 182.
Opinion, see Knowledge.
Orus and Osiris, fallen angels, i. 478.
Pandemonium described, i. 710.
Paradise, description of, iv. 131, 214. v. 291. vii.
537. viii. 304. ix. 439. the seat of it destroyed by
the flood, xi. 829.
Patriarchal government, from the deluge to the
time of Nimrod, xii. 13.
Patriarchs, their story, xii. 113.
Peace, its corruptions equal to the ravages of war,
Peor or Chemos, a fallen angel, i. 412.
Persecution, spiritual, its origin, xi. from 508 to
533. its effects, xii. 533.
Plagues of Egypt, xii. 137.
Planets, their aspects, &c. an effect of the fall, x.
Pleasure, carnal, censured, xi. 603.
Prayer, efficacy of its spirit, xi. 5, 14, 146.
Predestination, what, iii. 111.
Priests cause the first dissention amongst the Jews,
Rainbow, its first appearance and sign, xi. 865,
Raphael, the archangel, described, v. 276. his