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A collection of poems on divine and moral subjects, selected from various authors. [T97392] [ECCO]

DMI number:
1294
Publication Date:
1775
Volume Number:
1 of 11
ESTC number:
T97392
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW112595513
Full Title:
A | COLLECTION | OF | POEMS | ON | DIVINE AND MORAL SUBJECTS, | SELECTED FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS. | BY | WILLIAM GILES. | LONDON: | PRINTED BY M. LEWIS: | SOLD BY BUCKLAND, PATERNOSTER ROW; KEITH, | GRACECHURCH STREET; VALLANCE AND SIMMONS, | CHEAPSIDE; AND MATHEWS IN THE STRAND. | M.DCC.LXXV.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of religious verse and Subscription Miscellany
Format:
Octavo
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Half title.
Other matter:
Subscription list: pp.i-iv. Contents: pp.v-viii. Preface: pp.ix-xvi. Advertisement: "Published by the Editor," p.[304]
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First Line:
From earth's low prospects and deceitful aims
Page No:
pp.1-38
Poem Title:
Deity. A Poem.
Attribution:
By the late Mr. Samuel Boyse.
Attributed To:
Samuel Boyse
First Line:
No forms of beauty in that more than man
Page No:
p.38
Poem Title:
Epigram on Isaiah LIII. ii.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Midst various mercies that exalted shine
Page No:
pp.39-41
Poem Title:
On the Love of Christ.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When fostering dews their moistening influence shed
Page No:
p.41
Poem Title:
On Hosea XIV. V.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O could the muse now swell with David's fire
Page No:
pp.42-44
Poem Title:
On the Excellence of Sacred Poesy.
Attribution:
By Mr. Tooke.
Attributed To:
Charles Tooke
First Line:
Say passing friend why read the sculptured tomb
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
An Epitaph.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The venturous merchant filled with hopes of gain
Page No:
pp.45-46
Poem Title:
A Comparison on seeing a ship lost in the downs.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When Egypt's king God's chosen tribes pursued
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
Epigram on the children of Israel's passage out of Egypt.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Omniscient Lord before whose awful eye
Page No:
pp.47-48
Poem Title:
Love to Christ. John XXI. xvii.
Attribution:
By Miss Steel.
Attributed To:
Anne Steele
First Line:
When Jacob's God arranged the priestly line
Page No:
p.48
Poem Title:
Epigram on hearing a minister of the gospel preach.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What soft delight the peaceful bosom warms
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
A Rural Meditation.
Attribution:
By Miss Steel.
Attributed To:
Anne Steele
First Line:
My barren soul like this unfruitful tree
Page No:
p.50
Poem Title:
The Barren Fig Tree. Luke XIII. VI. &c.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sojourning here below immortal man
Page No:
pp.51-52
Poem Title:
Written on seeing a print, entitled, The Bad Man at the Hour of Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Parent of health to thee I awful sue
Page No:
p.52
Poem Title:
The following lines were written by a gentleman on his wedding-day, two and thirty years after marrying his wife, being now sick at Bath.
Attribution:
written by a gentleman
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Bring me o bring me to my Juliet's arms
Page No:
pp.53-54
Poem Title:
Reflections at an Inn, by the Sea-Side, After a Dangerous Voyage.
Attribution:
By the Rev. Mr. Jones, Vicar of Caldicut.
Attributed To:
Lewis Jones
First Line:
Reclined I lay where through my garden glides
Page No:
p.54
Poem Title:
A Thought in a Garden.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Far in a wild unknown to public view
Page No:
pp.55-63
Poem Title:
The Hermit.
Attribution:
By Dr. Parnell.
Attributed To:
Thomas Parnell
First Line:
Have angels sinned and shall not men beware
Page No:
p.63
Poem Title:
An Exhortation. "Watch."
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Wilt thou supreme Jehovah condescend
Page No:
p.64
Poem Title:
Self Abasement. A Soliloquy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
How weak the atheist's argument how odd
Page No:
p.65
Poem Title:
On the Folly of Atheism.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In youth by hope removed to distant days
Page No:
pp.66-67
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Let Rome on man God's image to deface
Page No:
p.67
Poem Title:
On Reading Bishop Warburton's Sermons.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Gracious and blessed how shall the muse aspire
Page No:
pp.68-70
Poem Title:
On Recovery from Sickness.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O mighty faith what matchless power is thine
Page No:
p.70
Poem Title:
Written after hearing a sermon preached from Matt. XIV. XXIX.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Expanded now hell's spacious portal lay
Page No:
pp.71-79
Poem Title:
The Speech of Lucifer. A Fragment.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Shall man who blindly wanders nature through
Page No:
pp.79-80
Poem Title:
Some Lines occasioned by a series of theological enquiries.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
See manly grief see tears incessant flow
Page No:
p.80
Poem Title:
Epigram on John II. xxxv. "Jesus Wept."
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Why start this case will yours be very soon
Page No:
p.81
Poem Title:
The Scull's Address, on being looked at.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A common theme a flattering muse may fire
Page No:
pp.82-88
Poem Title:
A Poem, sacred to the memory of a dearly beloved and only daughter, who died in the eleventh year of her age.
Attribution:
Written by her mourning father.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Yet while we live what gratitude we owe
Page No:
p.88
Poem Title:
A Few Lines written after the shock of an earth-quake.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
It comes the wished the long expected morn
Page No:
pp.89-104
Poem Title:
Redemption. A Poem.
Attribution:
By Henry Brooke, Esq.
Attributed To:
Henry Brooke
First Line:
Why hang thy hopes on beauty's fading flower
Page No:
p.104
Poem Title:
To a Friend, on his owning that the exterior Charms of a Young Lady had engaged his Affections.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Blessed babe who stranger to all worldly strife
Page No:
pp.105-107
Poem Title:
To a Child of a Month Old.
Attribution:
By J. C.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Three sisters of one heavenly parent born
Page No:
p.108
Poem Title:
On Faith, Hope, and Charity.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
For various trials from our birth designed
Page No:
pp.109-113
Poem Title:
The Christian Hero.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Where ever kind providence directs thy way
Page No:
pp.114-115
Poem Title:
To Eloisa, distressed about temporal circumstances a little before marriage.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Life like a plaything humours us a while
Page No:
pp.116-119
Poem Title:
Reflections on the vain pursuits and imperfect enjoyments of human life.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Now spent the fallen king in amorous cares
Page No:
pp.120-126
Poem Title:
The Poor Man's Lamb. A Paraphrase of Nathan's parable to David, after the murder of Uriah, and his marriage with Bathsheba.
Attribution:
By the Honourable Countess of Winchilsea.
Attributed To:
Anne Finch [nee Kingsmill]
First Line:
On wings of winds his journey Rumor sped
Page No:
p.126
Poem Title:
Epigram on the false report of Mrs. K--y's Death.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While heaven and earth solicit me to love
Page No:
pp.127-128
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Psalm CXIX. XX.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In what a maze of error here I stray
Page No:
pp.129-130
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Psalm CXIX. V.
Attribution:
From the Same. [i.e. 'Hugo'.]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The vernal flowers unconscious of their bloom
Page No:
pp.131-135
Poem Title:
Reflections on the Misimprovement of Time.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Studious of art the soft assiduous fair
Page No:
p.135
Poem Title:
Written extempore, on a Lady's presenting the Author a volume of sea weeds, so disposed on the leaves, as to imitate trees, shrubs, &c.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Thou who dost all my worldly thoughts employ
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
Verses, written by a Lady at Bath, and sent to her Husband a few days before she died.
Attribution:
written by a Lady
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ye nymphs of Solyma begin the song
Page No:
pp.137-140
Poem Title:
The Messiah.
Attribution:
By Mr. Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
In my high capitol two sentries dwell
Page No:
pp.141-142
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Psalm CXIX. XXXVII.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Should love divine at death my breast inspire
Page No:
p.143
Poem Title:
Reflections on Psalm XCLVI. II.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What shall I seek great God in heaven above
Page No:
pp.144-146
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Psalm LXXIII. XXIV.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Along the sunny bank or watery mead
Page No:
p.146
Poem Title:
A Reproof From Prior's Soloman.
Attribution:
Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Yon wide expanse proclaims a power divine
Page No:
pp.147-155
Poem Title:
A Soliloquy on the Nativity of Christ.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sylvia to thee this withered rose I send
Page No:
pp.156-159
Poem Title:
To a Lady with a withered Rose.
Attribution:
By Thomas Drummond, L. L. D.
Attributed To:
Thomas Drummond
First Line:
How solemn is the pile how still the scenes
Page No:
pp.160-170
Poem Title:
St. Dennis: Or, The Vanity of Human Greatness.
Attribution:
By the Same. [i.e. Thomas Drummond, L. L. D.]
Attributed To:
Thomas Drummond
First Line:
Freed from the toils of war and long distress
Page No:
p.162
Poem Title:
Epigram on seeing Workmen employed on the Sabbath Day in making Preparations for the Fire Works to Celebrate the Peace in 1749.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Though time in haste for ever glides along
Page No:
pp.163-167
Poem Title:
An Essay on Time.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
All you who leap religion's sacred fence
Page No:
p.167
Poem Title:
The Warning.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Whether amid the gloom of night I stray
Page No:
pp.168-169
Poem Title:
A Contemplation on Night.
Attribution:
By Mr. Gay.
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Ere the foundations of the world were laid
Page No:
pp.170-171
Poem Title:
A Thought on Eternity.
Attribution:
By the Same. [i.e. Mr. Gay]
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
If when the branch cut off a withered rod
Page No:
p.171
Poem Title:
A Reasonable Question.
Attribution:
From Prior's Solomon.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Immortal God whom men and angels own
Page No:
pp.172-175
Poem Title:
The Christian Hero.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Thou heaven born gift of more exalted kind
Page No:
p.175
Poem Title:
On Charity.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
How shall I do to fix my doubtful love
Page No:
pp.176-178
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Philip. I. XXIII.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Great source of bliss send down a gracious beam
Page No:
pp.179-180
Poem Title:
Sacred Contentment. Dedicated to the Afflicted Mind.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
With promised joys my ears thou oft didst fill
Page No:
pp.181-184
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Psalm XLII. II.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hail wedded love by gracious God designed
Page No:
p.184
Poem Title:
Epigram on the excellency of the marriage state.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Haste my bright sun haste from my dazzled sight
Page No:
pp.185-187
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Cant. VIII. XIV.
Attribution:
From Hugo.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Praise to the power whose love's unerring dart
Page No:
p.187
Poem Title:
On St. Paul's Conversion.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
No sooner time his hasty flight began
Page No:
pp.188-190
Poem Title:
Part of Psalm XC. Paraphrased.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When sickness shall assail my noblest part
Page No:
p.190
Poem Title:
Thoughts in Health.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Did sweeter sounds adorn my flowing tongue
Page No:
pp.191-193
Poem Title:
Charity. I Cor. Chap. XIII. Paraphrased.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Who laughs at sin laughs at his maker's frowns
Page No:
p.193
Poem Title:
The Folly of Laughing at Sin.
Attribution:
By the late Mr. Joseph Stennett.
Attributed To:
Joseph Stennett
First Line:
When my breast labours with oppressive care
Page No:
pp.194-195
Poem Title:
Part of VI. Chap. Matthew,
Attribution:
Paraphrased by Mr. Thomson.
Attributed To:
James Thomson
First Line:
Attend my soul the early birds inspire
Page No:
p.195
Poem Title:
A Thought at Waking.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
What am I how produced and for what end
Page No:
pp.196-200
Poem Title:
Know Yourself.
Attribution:
By the late Dr. Arbuthnot.
Attributed To:
John Arbuthnot
First Line:
Where proud Augusta blessed with long repose
Page No:
pp.201-207
Poem Title:
Bedlam.
Attribution:
By the Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald.
Attributed To:
Thomas Fitzgerald
First Line:
Say ye whose heads decline with weight of years
Page No:
p.207
Poem Title:
A Question to Misers.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Bright source of bliss whose cheering rays inspire
Page No:
p.208
Poem Title:
Thoughts on Contentment.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Such his reward whose zeal had borne its test
Page No:
p.209
Poem Title:
On John the Baptist, who was beheaded by Herod Antipas.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
All men like watches various periods share
Page No:
p.210
Poem Title:
On a Watch.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hail happy pair tis friendship tunes the lay
Page No:
pp.211-214
Poem Title:
To Theophilus and Uphalai. On the Day of Marriage.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The niggard miser midst his hoarded store
Page No:
p.214
Poem Title:
Epigram on a Miser.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Stern winter hence with all his train removes
Page No:
pp.215-218
Poem Title:
Elegy Written at the Approach of Spring.
Attribution:
By John Scott, Esq.
Attributed To:
John Scott
First Line:
In different seasons different joys we place
Page No:
p.218
Poem Title:
Extract.
Attribution:
By the Same. [i.e. John Scott, Esq.]
Attributed To:
John Scott
First Line:
The sun far southward bends his annual way
Page No:
pp.219-222
Poem Title:
Elegy Written at the Approach of Winter.
Attribution:
By the Same. [i.e. John Scott, Esq.]
Attributed To:
John Scott
First Line:
Yon lucid beam revives the verdant field
Page No:
p.222
Poem Title:
On Seeing the Sun Shine.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Dear infant babe thou lovely smiling boy
Page No:
p.223
Poem Title:
A Father's Soliloquy over his Dead Child.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To shew the matchless worth of truth divine
Page No:
pp.224-225
Poem Title:
Lines written after hearing a Sermon preached from II Tim. II. III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Great God to thee what gratitude I owe
Page No:
p.225
Poem Title:
On the Entrance of a New Year.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Hail glorious author of creation's frame
Page No:
pp.226-233
Poem Title:
A Moral Ode.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Faint emblem that of Eden's happy shade
Page No:
p.233
Poem Title:
On Seeing a Group of Trees.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
From the third morning dawned the orient light
Page No:
pp.234-241
Poem Title:
Abraham's Sacrifice.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
This bubbling stream not uninstructive flows
Page No:
p.241
Poem Title:
Written under an Hour Glass, in a Grotto near the Side of a River.
Attribution:
By the Rev. Mr. Graves
Attributed To:
Richard Graves
First Line:
Beauty complete and majesty divine
Page No:
pp.242-243
Poem Title:
On the Works of Creation.
Attribution:
By Mrs. Rowe.
Attributed To:
Elizabeth Rowe [nee Singer]
First Line:
Did christ or his apostles ever play
Page No:
p.243
Poem Title:
On a Clergyman's Gaming at Bath.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
From finished prayer the flock disperse apace
Page No:
pp.244-245
Poem Title:
Serious Thoughts on a Late Coronation.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In what soft language shall my thoughts get free
Page No:
pp.246-249
Poem Title:
On the Death of Mr. Thomas Rowe.
Attribution:
By Mrs. Rowe.
Attributed To:
Elizabeth Rowe [nee Singer]
First Line:
O balmy name o source of lasting joy
Page No:
p.249
Poem Title:
Epigram on Cant. I. III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tis done the darling idol I resign
Page No:
pp.250-252
Poem Title:
The Resignation.
Attribution:
By Mrs. Rowe.
Attributed To:
Elizabeth Rowe [nee Singer]
First Line:
The seas are quiet when the winds give over
Page No:
p.252
Poem Title:
The State of Old Age.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Has not kind heaven regarding human woe
Page No:
pp.253-255
Poem Title:
Chap. VII. of Job Paraphrased.
Attribution:
By the late Mr. Samuel Boyse.
Attributed To:
Samuel Boyse
First Line:
Thus Job began cursed be the fatal morn
Page No:
pp.256-257
Poem Title:
Chap. III. of Job Translated.
Attribution:
By the same [i.e. Samuel Boyse]
Attributed To:
Samuel Boyse
First Line:
Mark how ere eve the morning honours fade
Page No:
p.257
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a young Lady.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Thy glory Israel and thy beauty mourn
Page No:
pp.258-259
Poem Title:
David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
On Edward's brow no laurels cast a shade
Page No:
p.259
Poem Title:
An Inscription, Designed for the Statue of Edward the Sixth, in St. Thomas's Hospital.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Where the fair streams of famed Euphrates stray
Page No:
p.260
Poem Title:
Psalm CXXXVII. Paraphrased.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In early times well known to public fame
Page No:
pp.261-271
Poem Title:
Jonah. A Poem.
Attribution:
By Mr. Joseph Mitchell.
Attributed To:
Joseph Mitchell
First Line:
Hear all ye deaf no more be hopeless sad
Page No:
pp.279-285
Poem Title:
On the Coming of the Messiah.
Attribution:
By the Rev. Dr. J. Fortescue.
Attributed To:
James Fortescue
First Line:
O wit to human minds the dangerous lure
Page No:
p.285
Poem Title:
On Wit.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Struck with religious awe and solemn dread
Page No:
pp.286-289
Poem Title:
A Soliloquy. Written In a Country Church-Yard.
Attribution:
By the Rev. Mr. Moore, of Cornwall.
Attributed To:
Anthony Moore
First Line:
Believe me sir he's neither good nor great
Page No:
p.289
Poem Title:
To a Friend on Riches.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Arise my soul on wings seraphic rise
Page No:
pp.290-295
Poem Title:
Psalm CIV.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Tho. Bklacklock.
Attributed To:
Thomas Blacklock
First Line:
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Page No:
pp.296-300
Poem Title:
Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard.
Attribution:
By Mr. Gray
Attributed To:
Thomas Gray
First Line:
Here rests his head upon the lap of earth
Page No:
p.301
Poem Title:
The Epitaph.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
True emblem that of this much honoured race
Page No:
p.301
Poem Title:
Epigram on Seeing the Moon.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
From busy scenes with peace alone retired
Page No:
p.302
Poem Title:
Written in a Garden.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Nature ordains that whilst here we dwell below
Page No:
p.303
Poem Title:
Learned Ignorance. From Grotius.
Attribution:
By Mr. Needler.
Attributed To:
Henry Needler