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Poetical Works Volume 6


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...where I put my hands. " I say that man was made to grow, not stop; " That help, he needed once, and needs no more, " Having grown up but an inch by, is withdrawn: " For he hath new needs, and new helps to these. " This imports solely, man should mount on each " New height in view; the help whereby he mounts, " The ladder-rung his foot has left, may fall, " Since all things suffer change save God the Truth. " Man apprehends Him newly at each stage " Whereat earth's ladder drops, its service done; " And nothing shall prove twice what once was proved. " You stick a garden-plot with ordered twigs " To show inside lie germs of herbs unborn, " And check the careless step would spoil their birth; " But when herbs wave, the guardian twigs may go, " Since should ye doubt of virtues, question kinds, " It is no longer for old twigs ye look, " Which proved once underneath lay store of seed, " But to the herb's self, by what light ye boast, " For what fruit's signs are. This book's fruit is plain, " Nor miracles need prove it any more. " Doth the fruit show? Then miracles bade 'ware "At first of root and stem, saved both till now " From trampling ox, rough boar and wanton goat. " What? Was man made a wheelwork to wind up, " And be discharged, and straight wound up anew? " No!--grown, his growth lasts; taught, he ne'er forgets " May learn a thousand things, not twice the same. " This might be pagan teaching: now hear mine. " I say, that as the babe, you feed awhile, " Becomes a boy and fit to feed himself, " So, minds at first must be spoon-fed with truth: " When they can eat, babe's nurture is withdrawn. &qu... Hide synopsis

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