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Ver. Doft thou to ruling ftars difpenfe
Such feafons here to influence,
Queft. 13. Concerning the Formation and Renovation
WHO knowledge did to man impart,
That ray of light divine?
Who did with wifdom fill his heart?
The fun above the light doth bring,
The God of nature did impart
This intellectual mind;
The God of grace renews the heart,
[A Digreffion concerning the SOUL'S SPIRITUALITY
MAN's foul, while in the flesh he lives,
Within the body, yet furvives
She's by herself an active thing,
That hath a working might;
Which not from fenfe's pow'r doth fpring,
See Sir JOHN DAVIES's Poem on this Subject.
Were the the bodies quality,
When in th' effects the caufe fhe fees,
When fwifter than the light'nings fly,
When without hands fhe builds up tow'rs,
Sees without eyes, by her own pow'rs
When the on vice and virtue thinks,
And from known truths, in divers links,
Of all her body's organs none
And read the world's great book. Though fcarce the foul can judge of ought, But what the fenfe home brings;
Yet judging pow'rs, and what's thus brought,
Our eyes can nought but colours fee,
Yet colours give not fight;"
The foul, when feen her objects be,
Workmen, on ftuff their skill to fhow,
Yea, oft to check the fenfe fhe's fure,
Nor when it errs agrees;
No fenfe the holy joys conceives
Her objects to explore?
Mere fenfe cannot one thought command;
For eyes and ears perceive
No more than glaffes understand,
What faces they receive.
Souls guide the fight; for, chance but we
And, if one pow'r, which fenfes bound,
Then, moft confus'd, our fight and found
The foul then fenfe's pow'r contains,
Which still employs the fenfe's pains,
But rules in her own bow'r,
Heav'n in man's foul these pow'rs did grave,
Ev'n her's alone to be;
On earth no other creatures have
Queft. 14. About staying the clouds, or Stopping the
Ver. WHO can the clouds vaft number tell,
38 When rain enough hath drench'd the clay,
Whofe hand can heav'n's full bottle ftay?
Queft. 15. Concerning Provifion for the Lions and
39 WILD bealls in forefts, and in fens,
40 The lions old that lurk in dens, The young that wait their prey?
41 Who feeds the ravens and their brood, When, unto God they cry,
And wander far for lack of food?
Queft. 16. About the wild Goats and the Hinds.
Job xxxix. 1-4.
Now'st thou the time wild goats bring forth
The time when they commit their birth
Unto the flinty rock?
2 Canft thou declare the months how long
And when to calve, or caft their young,
3 Ia pangs they bow themfelves, the wood
Yet there, at once, they both exclude
Ver. Their calves go feek their meat, and find,
Their fatning corn; nor to the hind
Queft. 17 Concerning the wild Afs. Job xxxix. 5,—8. 5 WHO did to the wild afs's heart,
That knows no bit or rein,
A fenfe of liberty impart,
All drivers to difdain?
6 The tame afs is to labour bound,
7 He fcorns the city's multitude,
8 The range of mountains for his food,
With freedom blefs'd he roves apace,
Queft. 18 Concerning what is called the Unicorn.
9 WILL th' unicorn, or savage bull,
Tame to thy fervice, bow his will,
10 Will he thy yoke or labour bear,
Or with the plow thy furrows tear,
11 Because in frength this rural king
12 That he be trufted home to bring Thy harveft from the field?