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Ver. My fole dominion, fov'reign pow'r,
I'll further yet difplay,

In my huge creature, nam'd before,
With a more close survey.

§ 2. Of the Leviathan's Parts and Power.

12 His parts, his pow'r, I'll not conceal,
Nor his proportion fair;

For thefe, by figns, my name reveal,
My skill and pow'r declare.
A monfter comely! yea, let none
At me obliquely ftrike,
To call ought ugly I have done,
Till they can do the like.

§ 3. Of bis Garment and Jaws.

13 Who can difcover or difclofe,
His skinny garment's face?

Who dare approach his mouth or nose,
With bridle him to brace?

14 He that his mouth dares ope would fee
In's jaws the throne of death;

Long fpears, like murd'ring teeth, which he
In dreadful order hath.

54. Of bis Scales.

15 With fcales, like fhields, compact he's ftor'd,
These are his ftrength and pride;

His coat of mail that does the fword
And glitt'ring dart deride.

16 They are fo faft and firmly bound,
So close together join'd,

7 That air itself, which float around, Can no admiffion find.

$ 5. Of bis Sneezing, Eyes, Mouth, and Noftrils.

18 His fneezing terror breeds on fight; For, from his noftrils flies


A flash, like that of light'ning bright,
When darted through the fkies.

Wer. His fhining eyes, with fplendid blaze,,
The neighb'ring meads adorn ;
Bright as the dawning lucid rays,
The beauties of the morn;

20 While also fiery reeking breath
Breaks from his hallow throat,.
As from a burning forge beneath,
Or caldron boiling hot.

§ 6. Of bis Breath and Neck.

21 His lips do, God-like, wrath proclaim,
To fuch as move his ire;

For from his mouth leap finoke and flame,
With ftreaming fparks of fire.

22 When's neck, his feat of ftrength, he rears,, Then forrow and annoy,

That march before with woes and fears,
Make up his pompous joy.
Triumphant terrors, paffing bound,
His hideous pomp compofe ;
And dread that feizes all around.
Where-e'er he comes or goes.

§ 7. Of bis Flakes and Heart.. 23 His flakes of flesh so fast involv❜d, So firm in ev'ry part;

Their joining fcarce can be diffolv'd
By violence or art.

24 His heart is like a marble hard;
Relentless is his breaft;

Which ne'er did tender moans regard,
Nor pity e'er exprefs'd.

§ 8. Of bis Rifings and Breakings..

25 When like a mount, amidst the waves,,
He lifts his monftrous head,

The boldeft boafters will, as flaves,
His awful prefence dread.

The ftouteft fea-men tremble now,
Each like a quaking leaf,
Left he o'erturn their fhips, or do
Some terrible mischief.

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Ver. His water-breakings threat'ning death,
Themselves they purify,

And deprecate impending wrath.
As doom'd anon to die.

§ 9. Of bis undaunted Courage.

26 Should they attempt with fword in hand, The monfter to attack;

Bright fteel in bits, like crumbling fand,
Would break upon his back.
Vain's the defenfive coat of mail,
Th' offenfive javelin ;

For hardly fpears nor darts avail
To pierce his fcaly fkin.

27 The iron's but, in his esteem,
A bulrufh by the flood;
And braffy weapons to him feem
But fhafts of rotten wood.

28 Fierce arrows cannot make him flee;
29 Sling ftones and darts appear

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30 But ftraw to him; he laughs to fee The fhaking of the spear.

§ 10. Of bis terrible Motion in the Waters. 31 When in the deep he rouls afide, From place to place remote,

He agitates the waves and tide.
Like to a boiling pot.

His motion fo ferments the ftreams,
The foaming waters face,
A pot of boiling ointment feems
And fhows a flern grimace.

32 His frothy track, when-e'er he fwims
And rides his wat'ry fiage,

So bright appears, the ocean feems,
As hoary grown with age.

Such foam and froth his path purfue,
They feem to fence his rear,

And turn the waters azure hue,
To white with fudden fear.

§ 11. Of bis Size, Strength, and Dominion.

Ver. In bulk and ftrength 'mong animals
His equal is not found;


Though he, of ftature low, but crawls,
And creeps along the ground.
Yet he the proudest warrior beaft
Infultingly difdains;

And, fearless made, o'er all the rest
He like a monarch reigns.

The ftrongest creatures on the earth
Do tremble at his fight;

He them in pieces tears with mirth,
And with his fportive might.

34 With fcorn he fees each lofty thing,
The ftouteft to deride;


Yea, bears his Maker's flamp, as King
O'er all the fons of pride.


JOB's bumble Confeffion and Petition: A penitential
prayer. Job xlii. 1,-4.

LORD, to thy awful words intent,
I fee they brightly shine,

With marks of pow'r omnipotent,
And majefty divine.

Convinc'd by thy enlight'ning fpeech,
I rafhly have, I own,

By climbing heights above my reach,
Audacious folly shown;
Vent'ring, by reafon reafonless,
That fhort unequal line,

To found the huge immenfe abyfs,
Of providence divine.

2 That thou, Lord, canft do every thing
I now more clearly fee;

None can from thee hide their defign,'
Nor hinder thy decree.

Ver. In things too wonderful for me,
And utterly unknown,


I fpeak but unadvisedly,
And foolishly, I own.

I'm that prefumptuous mortal bold,
That darken'd counsel fo,

By words unwife, as I was told,
My pride to overthrow.

Thy deep defigns in trying me

My blind eyes could not fpy;
Whence I prefum'd to quarrel thee,

So great a fool was I.

4 Olet thine anger be appeas'd! Hear my repentant speech;


Through him in whom thou art well pleas'd,
Thy favour I befeech.

Of knowledge I will boaft no more,

Nor haughtily behave,

But filently thy name adore

Thy information crave.

Lord, fcatter clouds that mar my fight,

Thy truth divine difplay;
Difpel remaining fhades of night,
And spread my mind with day.


JOB's deep Humiliation, which made way to bis re-
markable Exaltation: Or, the bappy Issue of Afflic
tion fanctified, accompanied with divine Inftruction
Job xlii. 5, 6.

LORD, I with the outward ear
Have heard of thee before;

I knowledge had that wanted fear,
Nor led me to adore :-

But now mine eyes more clearly fee,
In fair Immanuel's face,

Thy wisdom, pow'r, and majefty,

Thy glorious truth and grace.

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