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But Isaacks issue the peculiar heyres,

Of thy old goodnesse, know thee not for theires,
Basely degenerous. Against mee flocke
The stiffe neck'd Pharisees that use to mocke
Sound goodnesse with her shadow which they weare,
And 'gainst religion her owne colours beare.
The bloud hound brood of Priests against mee draw
Those Lawlesse tyrant masters of the Law.
Profane Sadocus too does fiercely lead

His court-fed impes against this hated head.
What would they more? th' ave seene when at my no
Great Natures selfe hath shrunke and spoke mee god.
Drinke fayling there where I a guest did shine
The water blush'd, and started into wine.
Full of high sparkeling vigour : taught by mee
A sweet inebriated extasy.

And streight of all this approbation gate
Good wine in all poynts. but the easy rate;
Other mens hunger with strange feasts I quell'd:
Mine owne with stranger fastings, when I held
Twice twenty dayes pure abstinence, To feed
My minds devotion in my bodyes need.
A subtle inundation of quicke food
Sprang in the spending fingers, and o'reflow'd
The peoples hunger, and when all were full
The broken meate was much more then the whole.
The Wind in all his roaring brags stood still
And listned to the whisper of my will;

The wild waves couch'd; the sea forgott to sweat
Under my feet, the waters to bee wett.
In death-full desperate ills where art and all
Was nothing, there my voyce was med'cinall.
Old clouds of thickest blindnesse fled my sight
And to my touch darke Eyes did owe the light.
Hee that ne're heard now speakes, and finds a tongue
To chaunt my prayses in a new-strung song.
Even hee that belches out a foaming food
Of hot defiance 'gainst what e're is good
Father and Heyre of darkenesse, when I chide
Sinkes into Horrours bosome, glad to hide

Himselfe in his owne hell; and now lets loose
Mans brest (his tenement) and breakes up house.
Yett here's not all nor was't enough for mee
To freind the living world even death did see
Mee ranging in his quarters; and the land
Of deepest silence answered my command.
Heav'n, Earth, and Sea, my triumphs. what remain'd
Now but the Grave? the Grave it selfe I tam'd.




In the following references the lines are numbered from
the top of the page, including titles.

A=1646, B=1648, C=1652, D= British Museum Addit. MS. 33,219, E=Sancroft MS., F= B. M. Addit. MS. 34,692, G=Harl. MS. 6,917 and 18.

EPIGRAMMATA SACRA. p. 25, 1. 5. Printed est but altered to sit in ink in copies seen. The original editions have been followed in printing the second letter of each initial word as a capital, and, for the sake of uniformity, the same style has been adopted in printing from MSS.

STEPS TO THE TEMPLE and DELIGHTS OF THE MUSES. p. 65, 1. 6. A] With other Delights. 11. 11, 12. A] Printed and Published according to Order. 1. 14. A] Printed by T. W. for p. 67, 1. 20. A] fancied their dearest.

p. 70. Behind the page containing The Authors Motto A prints] Reader, there was a sudden mistake ('tis too late to recover it) thou wilt quickly find it out, and I hope as soone passe it over, some of the humane Poems are misplaced amongst the Divine."

E] that's vext.

p. 71, 1. 4. E] eye expends. 1. 27. p. 72, 1. 5.

D and E] manly sun. 1. 29. D and E] in a too warm bed.

1. 8.

1. 17.

p. 73, 1. 2. Title in E] Upon the Water wch baptiz'd Christ. Title in E] Upon the Æthiopian. 1. 15. E gives the ref.] John 6. A, D and E] be sound. 1. 20. Title in E] On our Saviour's Sepulcher. This epigram and one or two others were selected by Crawshaw to form part of Carmen Deo Nostro. As the Divine Epigrams form a series by themselves I thought it better to print twice the very few so chosen, instead of omitting them here and giving only the later forms, as in the longer and separate poems (see pp. 230, 79 and 233, 83 and 243, 85 and 244). 1. 23. E] widows two mites. Last line. E] other threw.

P. 74, l. 1. Title in E] Upon the rich young man, Luke 15, 13. A also gives the ref.] Luke 15. 1. 7. Title in E] The sick crave the shadow of Peter. I. 12. Title in E] Upon the print of Christ's wounds Joh. 20. 20. 1. 24.

Title in E] Upon the tongue. E also adds as lines 5 and 6 of the epigram]
Oh wild fire! oh rude tongue! if nought will shame thee,
Hell hath a wilder fire, and that shall tame thee.

p. 75, 1. 2. Title in E] Mary to the Angell, shewing her the place, where Jesus lay. 1. 9. Title in E] Pilate washes his hands. 1. 13. D and E] his fountaine in thy. 1. 17. E] milkie founts. 1. 21. Christ's Miracle at the Supper.

Title in E] On

p. 76, 1. 19. Title in E] Upon the Virgins looking on our Saviour. E] those teares.

p. 78,1. 3. E] (Lord) hath. 1. 10. B] wor'ds A] word's. 1.17. T E] Christ accused answered nothing. 1. 20. D and E] spake when fir 1. 24. Title in E] Christ turnes water into wine. 1. 26. D and E]


p. 79, 1. 18. D] Had not. 1. 29. D] never was man. Title in Sepulchrum Domini Luke 23 where was never man laid; see also p Last line] A full stop has been supplied here, and elsewhere at the e a poem, where it is left out in the original by a printer's error.

p. 80, 1. 1. Title in E] It is better to enter into the Kingdome of Go one eye, &c. 1. 5. E] Or if. 1. 7. E] of thee. 11. 9. 10. Title Christ casteth out two divells at once. 1. 12. A] on B] one. 1. 14. A] is 11. 16, 17. Title in E] To them yt passed by at o' Savio" passion. Title in E] Blessed is-& the papps, weh thou hast suckt &c.

p. 81, 1. 1. Title in E] On Pilate washing his hands B] blood-st 1. 12. E] its own 1. 15. E] sad murmur...that staines. 1. 16. 1 leave, for shame. 1. 23. E] of him that. Last line. E] Roses heere. 1. 8. E] thou giv'st us non 1. 6. A reads]

p. 82, 1. 7. D and E] Oh thou alone. p. 83, 1. 1. D and E add] Joh.

Upon the Thornes taken downe from our Lords head bloody.
Know'st thou this Souldier? 'tis a much chang'd plant, which y
Thy selfe did'st set,
'Tis chang'd indeed, did Autumn e're such beauties bring
To shame his Spring?

O! who so hard an husbandman could ever find

A soyle so kind?

Is not the soile a kind one (think ye) that returnes
Roses for Thornes?

See also p. 243. 11. 16, 17. Title in E] Upon Mary Magdalene. D] hayre. 1. 28. Title in E] Joh 3 19 Light is come into the 1. 30. D and E] his darknesse. 1. 31. B] Worl'ds A] World's. B A] Hell, 1. 32. D and E] Hee will not love his.

p. 84, 1. 2. Title in E] Pauls resolution. 1. 3. E] Come bonds death. 1. 4. E] hard names. 1. 5. E] other bonds. 1.6. A] No death E] than that. 1. 7. Title in E] On Peter's casting the nett. A, D and E] Our Lord. In E the poem is arranged in couplets. B] life? A] life?) 1. 18. E] floodgates. 1. 19. E] Then shall hee and drinke shall doe his worst. 1. 21. E] My paines are in their N 1. 23. D, E] darke woes. 1. 26. E] a towar

my young feares. I. 22. D] yet but.
E] are tender. 1. 25. B] unfleg'd A] unfledg'd.
1. 30. E] The knife.

p. 85, l. 22. See also p. 244. 1. 27. A] O never could be Garments too [B to] good. 1. 28. A] but these.

high noon. 1. 22. 1. 29. E] giddy steps. 1. 34. E] learne new.

p. 86, 1. 5. E] these paths. 1. 6. A] One whose. 1. 17. E]

D] And when simple.

1. 28. E] weary 1. 30. A and E] Spreads a Path cleare as th 1. 35. B] Sepheards A] Shepheards.

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