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Shake, Earth, and at the presence be aghast
Of Him that ever was, and ay shall last,
That glassy floods from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush,

PSALM CXXXVI, LET us with a gladsome mind Praise the Lord, for he is kind,

For his mercies ay indure,

Ever faithful, ever sure,
Let us blaze his name abroad,
For of Gods he is the God;

For his &c,
O let us his praises tell,
Who doth the wrathful tyrants quell,

For his &c.

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Who with his miracles doth make
Amazed heav'n and earth to shake.

For his &c.

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Who by his wisdom did create
The painted heav'ns so full of state,

For his &c.

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Who did the solid earth ordain
To rise above the wat’ry plain,

For his &c.

17.-glassy floods] So Comus, 861.

mewat'ry plain.] Pope, Windsor For. 146.

Under the glassy, cool, translucent

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wave.

And pikes the tyrants of the watry

plains.

And Par. Lost, vii. 619.
On the clear hyaline, the glassy sea.

T. Warton.

See note on Comus 429.: T.
Warton.

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Who by his all-commanding might
Did fill the new-made world with light.

For his &c.
And caus'd the golden-tressed sun,
All the day long his course to run.

For his &c.
The horned moon to shine by night,
Amongst her spangled sisters bright.

For his &c.

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He with his thunder-clasping hand
Smote the first-born of Egypt land.

For his &c.
And in despite of Pharaoh fell,
He brought from thence his Israel.

For his &c.
The ruddy waves he cleft in twain
Of the Erythræan main.

For his &c.
The floods stood still like walls of glass,
While the Hebrew bands did pass.

For his &c.
But full soon they did devour
The tawny king with all his power.

For his &c.

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His chosen people he did bless
In the wasteful wilderness.

For his &c.

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58. In the wasteful wilderness.] See notes on Par. Reg. i. 7. T. Warton.

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He hath with a piteous eye
Beheld us in our misery.

For his &c.
And freed us from the slavery
Of the invading enemy.

For his &c.
All living creatures he doth feed,
And with full hand supplies their need.

For his &c.

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Let us therefore warble forth
His mighty majesty and worth.

For his &c.

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That his mansion hath on high
Above the reach of mortal eye.

For his mercies ay indure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

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JO A NNIS MILTONI

LONDINENSIS

POEMATA.

QUORUM PLERAQUE INTRA ANNUM ÆTATIS VIGESIMUM

CONSCRIPSIT.

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