The Works of William Cowper, Volume 4

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Page 404 - But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O GOD, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore GOD, even thy GOD, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Page 401 - For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion 16 So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Page 400 - What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth, grapes, brought it forth wild grapes...
Page 28 - How many are the days of the years of thy life? And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty years: few and evil have been the days of the years of my life...
Page 114 - It was that fatal and perfidious bark Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine.
Page 20 - The learning, the good sense, the sound judgment, and the wit displayed in it, fully justify not only my compliment, but. all compliments that either have been already paid to her talents, or shall be paid hereafter.
Page 380 - But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God...
Page 368 - ... bills, glewed upon the lining of their hats. This pious duty is no sooner performed, than the exercise of bowing and courtesying succeeds : the locking and unlocking of the pews drowns the reader's voice at the beginning of the service ; and the rustling of silks, added to the whispering and tittering of so much good company, renders him totally unintelligible to the very end of it. I am, dear Cousin, yours, &c.
Page 33 - Weston worthy of description ; but because you know them well, I will only say that one of them has, within these few days, been much improved ; I mean the lime walk. By the help of the axe and the wood-bill, which have of late been constantly employed in cuttiag out all straggling branches that intercepted the arch, Mr.
Page 109 - I have lately received from a female cousin of mine in Norfolk, whom I have not seen these five and thirty years, a picture of my own mother. She died when I wanted two days of being six years old ; yet I remember her perfectly, find the picture a strong likeness of her, and because her memory has been ever precious to me, have written a poem on the receipt of it ; a poem which, one excepted, I had more pleasure in writing than any that I ever wrote. That one was addressed to a lady whom...

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