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Ver. My sole dominion, fov'reign pow'r,

I'll further yet display,
In my huge creature, nam'd before,

With a more close survey.

§ 2. Of tbe Leviathan's Parts and Power. 12 His parts, his pow'r, I'll not conceal,

Nor his proportion fair ;
For these, by signs, my name reveal,

My skill and pow'r declare.
A monster comely! yea, let none

At me obliquely flrike,
To call ought ugly I have done,

Till they can do the like.

S 3. Of bis Garment and Jaws. 13 Who can discover or disclose,

His skinny garment's face ?
Who dare approach his mouth or nofe,

With bridle him to brace?
14 He that his mouth dares ope would fee

In's jaws the throne of death ;
Long spears, like murd'ring teeth, which he

In dreadful order hath.

§ 4. Of bis Scales.
15 With scales, like shields, compact he's stor’d,

These are his strength and pride;
His coat of mail that does the sword

And glitt'ring dart deride.
16 They are so falt and firmly bound,

So close together join’d, 27 That air itself, which float around,

Can no admiflion find.

S 5. Of bis Sneezing, Eyes, Mouth, and Nostrils.
18 His fneezing terror breeds on fight;

For, from his nostrils Alies
A Aash, like that of lightning bright,

When darted through the skies.

Ver. His shining eyes, with fplendid blazez,

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 such as move his ire;
For from his mouth leap sinoke and flames

With streaming sparks of fire. 22 When's neck, his seat of strength, he rears;,

Then furrow and annoy,
That march before with woes and fears,

Make up his pompous joy:
Triumpliant terrors, paffing bound,

His hideous pomp compose ;
And dread that feizes all around
Where-e'er he comes or goes.

S 7. Of bis Flakes and Heart.. 23 His fakes of flesh so fast involv'd,

So firmi in ev'ry part ;
Their joining fcarce can be diffoly’d,

By violence or art.
2:4 His heart is like a marble hard;

Relentless is his breast;
Which ne'er did tender moans regard,
Nor pity e'er express’d.

S 8. Of bis Risings and Breaking so. 25 When like a mount, amidst the waves,

He lifts his monstrous head,
The boldest boalters will, as flaves,

His awful presence dread.
The stoutest sea-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 threatning death,

Themselves they purify,
And deprecate impending wrath.

As doom'd anon to die.

§ 9. Of bis undaunted Courage. 26 Should they attempt with sword in hand,

The monster to attack ;
Bright steel in bits, like crumbling sand,

Would break upon his back.
Vain's the defensive coat of mail,

Th’ offensive javelin ;
For hardly spears nor darts avail

To pierce his scaly skin.
27 The iron's but, in his esteem,

A bulrush by the flood;
And brassy weapons to him seem

But fhafts of rotten wood.
28 Fierce arrows cannot make him flee;

Sling stones and darts appear 30 But straw to him ; he laughs to see

The shaking of the spear. S 10. Of bis terrible Motion in the Waters. 31 When in the deep he rouls afide,

From place to place remote,
He agitaies the waves and tide

Like to a boiling pot.
His motion fo ferments the streams,

The foaming waters face,
A pot of boiling ointment seems

And shows a llern grimace.
32 His frothv track, when-e'er he swims

And rides bis wat’ry fiage,
So bright appears, the ocean seems,

As hoary grown with age.
Such fuain and froth his path pursue,

They seem to fence his rear,
And turn the waters azure hue,

To white with sudden fear,

S 11. Of bis Size, Strength, and Dominion. Ver. In bulk and strength 'mong animals 33 His equal is not found;

Though he, of stature low, but crawls,

· And creeps along the ground.
Yet he the proudest warrior beast

Insultingly disdains ;
And, fearless made, o'er all the rest

He like a monarch reigns.
The strongest creatures on the earth

Do tremble at his fight;
He them in pieces tears with mirth,

And with his sportive might.
34 With scorn he sees each lofty thing,

The stoutest 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. iL

ORD, to thy awful words intent,

I see they brightly shine,
With marks of pow'r omnipotent,

And majesty divine.
Convinc'd by thy enlightning speech,

I rashly have, I own,
By climbing heights above my reach,

Audacious folly shown;
Vent'ring, by reason reasonless,

That short unequal line,
To found the huge immense abyss,

Of providence divine.
2 That thou, Lord, canst do every thing

I now more clearly fee ;
None can from thee hide their design,
Nor hinder thy decree.

Ver. In things too wonderful for me,

And utterly unknown,
I speak but unadvisedly,

And foolishly, I own.
I'm that presumptuous mortal boldi.

That darken'd counfel fo,
By words unwife, as I was told,

My pride to overthrow.
Thy deep designs in trying me

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

So great a. fool was I.
4 O let thine anger be appeas'd!

Hear my repentant speech;
Through him in whom thou art well plcasid,

Thy favour I beseech.
Of knowledge I will boast no more,

Nor haughtily behave,
But filently thy name adore

Tiy information crave.
Lord, scatter clouds that mar my fight,

Thy truth divine display ;
Dispel remaining shades of night,

And spread my mind with day.


JOB's deep Humiliation, which made way ta bis ree

markable Exaltation : Or, ibe bappy Issue of Afliction sanctified, accompanied with divine Inftructions Job xlii. 5, 6.

5 O 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 Inimanuel's face,
Thy wisdom, pow'r, and majesty,

Thy glorious truth and grace.

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