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Yet, while some rays of that great light
For though thou doest that great light lock, And by this lesser commerce keep,
Yet, by these glances of the flock,
I can discern wolves from the sheep.
Not but that I have wishes too,
Or better;" but thou long ago
Hast said, "These last should be the worst."
Besides, thy method with thy own,
Again, if worst and worst implies
And yet, as in night's gloomy page
For though we hourly breathe decays,
Yet thou the great eternal Rock,
Since, then, thou art the same this day
And nothing doth thy love allay,
As thou long since wert pleas'd to buy
So let thy grace now make the way
O come! refine us with thy fire!
Be still, black parasites,
Flutter no more;
Were it still winter, as it was before,
But now the dew and sun have warm'd my bowres
But you would honey make:
And what you now extract, in harder weather
Wise husbands will, you say, their wants prevent;
poysonous, subtile fowls!
That buz in every ear, and blow on souls
And rot, descend not here, nor think to stay!
Think you these longing eyes,
And almost famish'd, ever will consent
To leave those skies,
That glass of souls and spirits, where well drest They shine in white, like stars, and rest.
My one poor sand,
And crum of life now ready to disband,
And having born the burthen all the day,
No, no; I am not he:
I skill not your fine tinsel, and false hair,
And smooth seducements: I'le not stuff my story
There are that will sow tares
And scatter death
Amongst the quick, selling their souls and breath For any wares;
But when thy Master comes, they'll finde and see, There's a reward for them and thee.
Then keep the antient way!
Spit out their phlegm,
And fill thy brest with home; think on thy dream
A land of flowers and spices! the word given-
FATHER of lights! what sunnie seed,
Their magnetisme works all night,
Their eyes watch for the morning hue,
It seems their candle, howe'r done,
If such a tincture, such a touch,
If a meer blast so fill the sail,
O thou immortall light and heat!
That, by the beauty of the seat,
We plainly see who made the same.