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IX.

Rain-swoln riuers may rise proud,
Bent all to drown and overflow;
But when indeed all's ouerflow'd,
They themselues are drowned too.

X.

This Thy blood's deluge (a dire chance,
Dear Lord, to Thee) to vs is found
A deluge of deliuerance;
A deluge least we should be drown'd.

Vere wast Thou in a sense so sarily true,
The well of liuing waters, Lord, till now.

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XOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. The title in 1646 is 'On the bleeding wounds of our crucified Lord: in 1645 has .body' for wounds: in 1670 as 16,46. I record these variations, &c.: St. i. lines 2 and 3, in 1646 and 1670 read

* Fr. Thiy tard, azi from Thy is

Pron Tub and irn Tu, de So the SACEONT VS.

St. ö. In 1646 and 1670 this stanza is the 5th, and in line 2 has “teares' forebowite."

St. iii. This stanza, by some stranze oversight, is wholly dropped in 1652. St. iii. pot in SA. 25., and gar st. ii. is the isst. On one of the fiy-bates of the eupy of 16,46 edition in Trinity Codege, Cambridge, is the footinu enim porary 18. epigram, wash enablite the sentiment of the stanza:

* In cat I pri oynatam.

Carylantas Teroll pires the stauza, bat garn it after our et ri.. vastag ikat na t. ii. is in 1646 m at v.

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The name of all go exis
Hearken, and heiz, çetice!
The high-born bra of Dar; stati
Candidates of biissefill :
The heirs elect of Loue, whose names belong
Vnto the euerlasting life of son ;
All ye wise sovles, who in the wealthy brest
Of this vnbounded name, build your warm nest.

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1 Appeared originally in Steps' of 1618 (pp. 33 - 10); was reprinted in 1652 (pp. 1-9) and 1670 (pp. 146-153). Our text is that of 1652, as before, and its engraving here is reproduced in our il. lustrated 4to edition. See Notes and Illustrations at close of the poem. G.

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TO THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME, THE

NAME OF IESVS:

A HYUX.

In Vnitate Devs Est

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I sing the name which none can say
But touch't with an interiour ray :
The name of our new peace; our good:
Our blisse: and supernaturall blood :
The name of all our liues and loues.
Hearken, and help, ye holy doues !
The high-born brood of Day; you bright
Candidates of blissefull light,
The heirs elect of Loue, whose names belong
Vnto the euerlasting life of song;
All ye wise sovles, who in the wealthy brest
Of this vnbounded name, build your warm nest.

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· Appeared originally in ‘Steps' of 1648 (pp. 33 - 40); was reprinted in 1652 (pp. 1-9) and 1670 (pp. 146-153). Our text is that of 1652, as before, and its engraving here is reproduced in our il. lustrated 4to edition. See Notes and Illustrations at close of the

poem, G.

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