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Ver. My fole dominion, fov'reign pow'r,
In my huge creature, nam'd before,
§ 2. Of the Leviathan's Parts and Power.
12 His parts, his pow'r, I'll not conceal,
For thefe, by figns, my name reveal,
§ 3. Of bis Garment and Jaws.
13 Who can difcover or difclofe,
Who dare approach his mouth or nose,
14 He that his mouth dares ope would fee
Long fpears, like murd'ring teeth, which he
54. Of bis Scales.
15 With fcales, like fhields, compact he's ftor'd,
His coat of mail that does the fword
16 They are fo faft and firmly bound,
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,
Wer. His fhining eyes, with fplendid blaze,,
20 While also fiery reeking breath
§ 6. Of bis Breath and Neck.
21 His lips do, God-like, wrath proclaim,
For from his mouth leap finoke and flame,
22 When's neck, his feat of ftrength, he rears,, Then forrow and annoy,
That march before with woes and fears,
§ 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
24 His heart is like a marble hard;
Which ne'er did tender moans regard,
§ 8. Of bis Rifings and Breakings..
25 When like a mount, amidst the waves,,
The boldeft boafters will, as flaves,
The ftouteft fea-men tremble now,
Ver. His water-breakings threat'ning death,
And deprecate impending wrath.
§ 9. Of bis undaunted Courage.
26 Should they attempt with fword in hand, The monfter to attack;
Bright fteel in bits, like crumbling fand,
For hardly fpears nor darts avail
27 The iron's but, in his esteem,
28 Fierce arrows cannot make him flee;
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.
His motion fo ferments the ftreams,
32 His frothy track, when-e'er he fwims
So bright appears, the ocean feems,
Such foam and froth his path purfue,
And turn the waters azure hue,
§ 11. Of bis Size, Strength, and Dominion.
Ver. In bulk and ftrength 'mong animals
Though he, of ftature low, but crawls,
And, fearless made, o'er all the rest
The ftrongest creatures on the earth
He them in pieces tears with mirth,
34 With fcorn he fees each lofty thing,
Yea, bears his Maker's flamp, as King
JOB's bumble Confeffion and Petition: A penitential
LORD, to thy awful words intent,
With marks of pow'r omnipotent,
Convinc'd by thy enlight'ning fpeech,
By climbing heights above my reach,
To found the huge immenfe abyfs,
2 That thou, Lord, canft do every thing
None can from thee hide their defign,'
Ver. In things too wonderful for me,
I fpeak but unadvisedly,
I'm that prefumptuous mortal bold,
By words unwife, as I was told,
Thy deep defigns in trying me
My blind eyes could not fpy;
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,
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;
JOB's deep Humiliation, which made way to bis re-
LORD, I with the outward ear
I knowledge had that wanted fear,
But now mine eyes more clearly fee,
Thy wisdom, pow'r, and majefty,
Thy glorious truth and grace.