And chiefly thou O spirit, that does prefer Before all temples th'upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great argument I mayassert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 580
On parent knees, a naked new-born child,Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled;So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep,Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.william jones
On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep Calm thou may'st smile, while all around thee weep.
Rome, Rome, thou art no more As thou hast been! On thy seven hills of yore Thou sat'st a queen.felicia hemans