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Compositions Volume 1. John Oldham

Compositions Volume 1
Author: John Oldham
Number of Pages: 44 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235044144
File size: 17 Mb
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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. 1770 Excerpt: ... the Biscain Plague brought forth, Great Counter Plague! in which unhappy we Pay back her fuss'rings with full Usury: Than whom alone none ever was defign'd T'entail a wider Curse on Human Kind, But he, who first begot us, and first finn'd, Happy the World had been, and happy Thou, (Less damn'd at least, and less accurst than now) If early with less Guilt in War thou'dst dy'd, And from ensuing Mischiefs Mankind freed. Or when thou view'dst the Holy Land, and 'Tomb, Th'hadst suffer'd there thy Brother Traytor's Down. Executed at the Instigation of the Sfani/b Ambassador. Curst be the Womb, that with the firebrand teem'd Which ever fince has th- whole Globe inflam'd; More curst than ill aim'd Shot, which basely mist, Which maim'd a Limb, but spar'd thy hated Breast, And made at once a Cripple and a Priest. But why this wish? the Church if so might lack Champions, good Works, and Saints for th' Almanack These are the Janizaries of the Cause, The Lise-Guard of the Roman Sultan, chose To break the Force of Huguenots and Foes. The Churches Hawkers in Divinity, / Who 'stead of Lace and Ribbons, Doclrine cry: Rome's Strollers, who survey each Continent, Its Trinkets and Commodities to vent. Export the Gospel, like mere Ware, for Sale, And truck'd for Indigo and Cochineals As the known Failors here, the Brethren, once Swopt Christ about for Bodkins, Rings, and Spconsi And shall these great Apostles be contemn'd, And thus by scofl'ng Hereticks defam'd? They, by whose Means both Indies now enjoy The two choice Blessings, Pox and Popery? Which buried else in Ignorance had been, Nor known the Worth of Beads and Bellarmine? It pitied holy Mother Church to see A World so drown'd in gross Idolatry; It griev'd to see such goodly Nations hold Bad Errors and unpardonable...

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