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ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS

IN SERIES, 1821-22. PART III.

XLVI. EJACULATION

          GLORY to God! and to the Power who came
          In filial duty, clothed with love divine,
          That made his human tabernacle shine
          Like Ocean burning with purpureal flame;
          Or like the Alpine Mount, that takes its name
          From roseate hues, far kenned at morn and even
          In hours of peace, or when the storm is driven
          Along the nether region's rugged frame!
          Earth prompts--Heaven urges; let us seek the light,
          Studious of that pure intercourse begun                     10
          When first our infant brows their lustre won;
          So, like the Mountain, may we grow more bright
          From unimpeded commerce with the Sun,
          At the approach of all-involving night.


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