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Untainted from the earth, as Christ's, to soa“,
And add two spirits more
Beneath the Almighty's eye ;-
Hath suck'd your balmy breath,
To die for them was gain,
Had marr'd God's light within.
-E cælo descendit yvūOl geautóv.—Juvenal.
Γνώθι σεαυτόν !-and is this the prime
Haply thou mayst know what thyself had made.
What is there in thee, Man, that can be known ?-
Beareth all things.—2 Cor. xiii, 7.
GENTLY I took that which ungently came,
done to thee think a cat's eye spark Thou wouldst not see, were not thine own heart
dark. Thine own keen sense of wrong that thirsts for sin, Fear that—the spark self-kindled from within, Which blown upon will blind thee with its glare, Or smother'd stifle thee with noisome air. Clap on the extinguisher, pull up the blinds, And soon the ventilated spirit finds Its natural daylight. If a foe have kenn'd, Or worse than foe, an alienated friend, A rib of dry rot in thy ship’s stout side, Think it God's message, and in humble pride With heart of oak replace it;-thine the gainsGive him the rotten timber for his pains !
MY BAPTISMAL BIRTH-DAY.
God's child in Christ adopted, ---Christ my all,--What that earth boasts were not lost cheaply,
rather Than forfeit that blest name, by which I call
The Holy One, the Almighty God, my Father ?---
front I show
Stop, Christian Passer-by !---Stop, child of God,
9th November, 1833
MARQUIS VALDEZ, father to the two brothers, and Doña
Time---The reign of PHILIP II., just at the close of the civil
wars against the Moors, and during the heat of the perse-