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prowess, speeches, &c. see various parts of books Time defined, respecting

eternity, v. 580.
v. vi. vii. and viii.

Titan, a fallen angel, i. 510.
Reason, the chief faculty of the soul, v. 100. Tradition censured, xii. 511.
Redemption of man, proposed by the Father and Tree of life described, iv. 218. ix. 69.
undertaken by the Son, iii. 227.

1 ree of knowledge, iv. 220. ix. 575.
Repentance, its efficacy, xi. 22.

Truth, suffering for it, &c. xii. 569.
Reprobation, state of it, iii. 198.

Twilight described, iv. 398.
Rimmon, a fallen angel, i. 476.

Tyranny, its origin, xii. 86.

Tyrants, their plea for conquest compared with
Sabbath, its institution and solemnity, vii. 581, Satan's first attempt on man, iv. 390.

594.
Salvation, its extent, xii. 449.

Vacuity, the idea of, refuted by God's omnipresence,
Satan, his fall from heaven, i. 34. his stature, looks, vii. 168.

&c. i. 193, 284, 292. his speeches, i. 81, 242, Valour, the common notion of it reprehended, xi.
315. ii. 11. iii. 681, 968. iv. 358. v. 673, 712. vi. 688.
418, 608. ix. 532. X. 459.

Virtue degenerater in slavery, xi. 797.
Saturn, a fallen angel, i. 512.
Scriptures, how to be understood, xii. 511.

Uriel, his adventures, iii. 622, 694, 724. vi.
Serpent described, ix. 182.

363.
Similies. These are so numerous as to form an Uzziel, guardian of Paradise, iv. 782.
index of themselves, and are therefore incompa-
tible with our limits.)

War, its common origin, xi. 638, 783.
Sin described, ii. 650. her birth, ii. 752. speeches, Waters, their separation from the earth, vii.
1. 235, 354, 591.

232.
Sin, original, the first effect of it, ix. 1011.

Wife, her duty on trying occasions, ix. 267,
Slavery, its origin, xii. 86.

290.
Soul, its faculties, v. 100. its immortality discussed, Wind, tempestuous, an effect of the fall, 1.
x. 782.

664.
Spirits, their invisible existence on earth, iv. Wisdom, the sum of it, xii. 575.

677. their existence in life, intellect, &c. vi. Wolves, or false teachers, defined, xii. 507.
344.

Woman, her loveliest qualities, ix. 232. advantage
Spring would have been perpetual within the tro. of her social over her artificial accomplishments,
pics but for Adam's fall, x. 678.

xi. 614. in every respect the cause of man's
Stars, their places, appearance, &c. iii. 265. their misery, xi. 632.
influence, iv. 661.

Works, with faith in Christ, eternal life, xil.
Storms, an ffect of the fall, xi. 695.

420.
Sun, its appearance, power, &c. iii. 571. its annual World, by whom possessed, iii. 444, 463. described,
course, &c. an effect of the fall, x. 651.

viii. 218. its situation respecting heaven and hell,

X. 320.
Teachers, false, of religion, described, xii. 508.
Temperance, its effect, xi. 530.

Zephon, a guardian of Paradise, iv, 788, 823,
Thammuz or Adonis, a fallen angel, i. 446.

834.
Thunder, an effect of the fall, x. 666.

Zophiel, a cherub, vi. 535, 537

POEMS

BY

WILLIAM COWPER, Esq.

OF

THE INNER TEMPLE.

Sicut aquæ tremulum labris ubi luinen ahenis
Sole repercussum, aut radiantis imagine lunæ,
Omnia pervolitat late loca, jamque sub auras
Erigitur, summique ferit laquearia tecti.

Virg. En. vii.

So water, trembling in a polish'd vase,
Reflects the beam, that plays upon its face;
The sportive light, uncertain where it falls,
Now strikes the roof, now flashes on the walls.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY JONES & COMPANY,

No. 3, WARWICK SQUARE.

PREFACE.

WHEN an Author, by appearing in print, requests (as thousands in a similar situation still do that he an audience of the Public, and is upon the point of should continue dissatisfied, with all the means apspeaking for himself, whoever presumes to step be- parently conducive to satisfaction within his reach: fore him with a preface, and to say, 'Nay, but hear but in due time the cause of his disappointment me first,' should have something worthy of atten was discovered to him-He had lived without God tion to offer, or he will be justly deemed officious in the world. In a memorable hour the wisdom and impertinent. The judicious reader has proba- which is from above visited his heart. Then he bly, upon other occasions, been beforehand with

felt himself a wanderer, and then he found a guide. me in this reflection; and I am not very willing it Upon this change of views, a change of plan and should now be applied to me, however I may seem conduct followed of course. When he saw the busy 10 expose myself to the danger of it. But the and the gay world in its true light, he left it with thought of having my own name perpetuated in as little reluctance as a prisoner, when called to connection with the name in the title-page is so liberty, leaves his dungeon. Not that he became pleasing and flattering to the feelings of my heart, a Cynic or an Ascetic.-A heart filled with love to that I am content to risk something for the gratifi- God will assuredly breathe benevolence to men. cation.

But the turn of his temper inclining him to rural This Preface is not designed to commend the life, he indulged it, and the providence of God Poems to which it is prefixed. My testimony would evidently preparing his way and marking out his be insufficient for those who are not qualified to retreat, he retired into the country. By these steps judge properly for themselves, and unnecessary to the good hand of God, unknown to me, was prothose who are. Besides, the reasons which render viding for me one of the principal blessings of my it improper and unseemly for a man to celebrate his life; a friend and a counsellor, in whose company own performances, or those of his nearest relatives, for almost seven years, though we were seldom will have some influence in suppressing much of seven successive waking hours separated, I always what he might otherwise wish to say in favour of a found new pleasure: a friend who was not only a friend, when that friend is indeed an alter idem, comfort to myself, but a blessing to the affectionate and excites almost the same emotions of sensibility poor people, among whom I then lived. and affection as he feels for himself.

Some time after inclination had thus removed It is very probable these Poems may come into him from the hurry and bustle of life, he was still the hands of some persons, in whom the sight of more secladed by a long indisposition, and my the Author's name will awaken a recollection of pleasure was succeeded by a proportionable degree incidents and scenes, which through length of time of anxiety and concern. But a hope that the God they had almost forgotten. They will be reminded whom he served would support him under his of one, who was once the companion of their chosen affliction, and at length vouchsafe him a happy hours, and who set out with them in early life in deliverance, never forsook me. The desirable the paths which lead to literary honours, to influ- crisis, I trust, is now nearly approaching. The ence and affluence, with equal prospects of success. dawn, the presage of returning day, is already But he was suddenly and powerfully withdrawn arrived. He is again enabled to resume his pen, from those pursuits, and he left them without re- and some of the first fruits of his recovery are here gret; yet not till he had sufficient opportunity of presented to the public. In his principal subjects counting the cost, and of knowing the value of what the same acumen which distinguished him in the he gave up. If happiness could have been found early period of life is happily employed in illustratin classical attainments, in an elegant taste, in the ing and enforcing the truths, of which he received exertions of wit, fancy, and genius, and in the es

such deep and unalterable impressions in his mateem and converse of such persons, as in these re turer years. His satire, if it may be called so, is spects were most congenial with himself, he would benevolent (like the operations of the skilful and have been happy: but he was not. He wondered humane surgeon, who wounds only to heal), dic

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