O execrable Son so to aspire Above his Brethren, to himself assuming [ 65 ] Authoritie usurpt , from God not giv'n : He gave us onely over Beast, Fish, Fowl Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but Man over men He made not Lord; such title to himself [ 70 ] Reserving, human left from human free. To whom thus Michael. Justly thou abhorr'st That Son, who on the quiet state of men [ 80 ] Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue Rational Libertie ; yet know withall , Since thy original lapse, true Libertie Is lost, which alwayes with right Reason dwells Twinn'd , and from her hath no dividual being: [ 85 ] Reason in man obscur'd , or not obeyd , Immediately inordinate desires And upstart Passions catch the Government From Reason, and to servitude reduce Man till then free.
Therefore since hee permits [ 90 ] Within himself unworthie Powers to reign Over free Reason, God in Judgement just Subjects him from without to violent Lords; Who oft as undeservedly enthrall His outward freedom: Tyrannie must be, [ 95 ] Though to the Tyrant thereby no excuse. Yet somtimes Nations will decline so low From vertue , which is reason, that no wrong, But Justice, and some fatal curse annext Deprives them of thir outward libertie , [ ] Thir inward lost: Witness th' irreverent Son Of him who built the Ark, who for the shame Don to his Father, heard this heavie curse, Servant of Servants , on his vitious Race.
Thus will this latter, as the former World, [ ] Still tend from bad to worse, till God at last Wearied with their iniquities, withdraw His presence from among them, and avert His holy Eyes; resolving from thenceforth To leave them to thir own polluted wayes ; [ ] And one peculiar Nation to select From all the rest, of whom to be invok'd , A Nation from one faithful man to spring: Him on this side Euphrates yet residing, Bred up in Idol-worship ; O that men [ ] Canst thou believe?
This ponder, that all Nations of the Earth Shall in his Seed be blessed; by that Seed Is meant thy great deliverer, who shall bruise The Serpents head; whereof to thee anon [ ] Plainlier shall be reveald. This Patriarch blest , Whom faithful Abraham due time shall call, A Son, and of his Son a Grand- childe leaves, Like him in faith, in wisdom, and renown; The Grandchilde with twelve Sons increast , departs [ ] From Canaan , to a land hereafter call'd Egypt , divided by the River Nile ; See where it flows, disgorging at seaven mouthes Into the Sea: to sojourn in that Land He comes invited by a yonger Son [ ] In time of dearth, a Son whose worthy deeds Raise him to be the second in that Realme Of Pharao : there he dies, and leaves his Race Growing into a Nation, and now grown Suspected to a sequent King , who seeks [ ] To stop thir overgrowth, as inmate guests Too numerous; whence of guests he makes them slaves Inhospitably, and kills thir infant Males : Till by two brethren those two brethren call Moses and Aaron sent from God to claime [ ] His people from enthralment , they return With glory and spoile back to thir promis'd Land.
But first the lawless Tyrant, who denies To know thir God, or message to regard, Must be compelld by Signes and Judgements dire ; [ ] To blood unshed the Rivers must be turnd , Frogs, Lice and Flies must all his Palace fill With loath'd intrusion, and fill all the land; His Cattel must of Rot and Murren die, Botches and blaines must all his flesh imboss , [ ] And all his people; Thunder mixt with Haile , Haile mixt with fire must rend th' Egyptian Skie And wheel on th' Earth, devouring where it rouls ; What it devours not, Herb, or Fruit, or Graine , A darksom Cloud of Locusts swarming down [ ] Must eat, and on the ground leave nothing green: Darkness must overshadow all his bounds, Palpable darkness, and blot out three dayes ; Last with one midnight stroke all the first-born Of Egypt must lie dead.
This also shall they gain by thir delay In the wide Wilderness, there they shall found Thir government, and thir great Senate choose [ ] Through the twelve Tribes, to rule by Laws ordaind : God from the Mount of Sinai , whose gray top Shall tremble, he descending, will himself In Thunder Lightning and loud Trumpets sound Ordaine them Lawes ; part such as appertaine [ ] To civil Justice, part religious Rites Of sacrifice, informing them, by types And shadowes , of that destind Seed to bruise The Serpent, by what meanes he shall achieve Mankinds deliverance.
But the voice of God [ ] To mortal eare is dreadful ; they beseech That Moses might report to them his will, And terror cease; he grants what they besaught Instructed that to God is no access Without Mediator, whose high Office now [ ] Moses in figure beares , to introduce One greater, of whose day he shall foretell, And all the Prophets in thir Age the times Of great Messiah shall sing. Here Adam interpos'd.
O sent from Heav'n , [ ] Enlightner of my darkness, gracious things Thou hast reveald , those chiefly which concerne Just Abraham and his Seed: now first I finde Mine eyes true op'ning , and my heart much eas'd , Erwhile perplext with thoughts what would becom [ ] Of mee and all Mankind; but now I see His day, in whom all Nations shall be blest , Favour unmerited by me, who sought Forbidd'n knowledge by forbidd'n means.
This yet I apprehend not, why to those [ ] Among whom God will deigne to dwell on Earth So many and so various Laws are giv'n ; So many Laws argue so many sins Among them; how can God with such reside? Doubt not but that sin [ ] Will reign among them, as of thee begot; And therefore was Law given them to evince Thir natural pravitie , by stirring up Sin against Law to fight; that when they see Law can discover sin, but not remove, [ ] Save by those shadowie expiations weak, The bloud of Bulls and Goats, they may conclude Some bloud more precious must be paid for Man, Just for unjust, that in such righteousness To them by Faith imputed, they may finde [ ] Justification towards God, and peace Of Conscience, which the Law by Ceremonies Cannot appease, nor Man the moral part Perform, and not performing cannot live.
So Law appears imperfet , and but giv'n [ ] With purpose to resign them in full time Up to a better Cov'nant , disciplin'd From shadowie Types to Truth , from Flesh to Spirit, From imposition of strict Laws, to free Acceptance of large Grace, from servil fear [ ] To filial, works of Law to works of Faith. And therefore shall not Moses , though of God Highly belov'd , being but the Minister Of Law, his people into Canaan lead; But Joshua whom the Gentiles Jesus call, [ ] His Name and Office bearing, who shall quell The adversarie Serpent, and bring back Through the worlds wilderness long wanderd man Safe to eternal Paradise of rest.
Meanwhile they in thir earthly Canaan plac't [ ] Long time shall dwell and prosper, but when sins National interrupt thir public peace, Provoking God to raise them enemies: From whom as oft he saves them penitent By Judges first , then under Kings; of whom [ ] The second, both for pietie renownd And puissant deeds, a promise shall receive Irrevocable, that his Regal Throne For ever shall endure; the like shall sing All Prophecie , That of the Royal Stock [ ] Of David so I name this King shall rise A Son, the Womans Seed to thee foretold, Foretold to Abraham , as in whom shall trust All Nations, and to Kings foretold, of Kings The last, for of his Reign shall be no end.
Such follow him, as shall be registerd [ ] Part good, part bad, of bad the longer scrowle , Whose foul Idolatries, and other faults Heapt to the popular summe , will so incense God, as to leave them, and expose thir Land, Thir Citie , his Temple, and his holy Ark [ ] With all his sacred things, a scorn and prey To that proud Citie , whose high Walls thou saw'st Left in confusion, Babylon thence call'd.
There in captivitie he lets them dwell The space of seventie years, then brings them back, [ ] Remembring mercie , and his Cov'nant sworn To David , stablisht as the dayes of Heav'n. Returnd from Babylon by leave of Kings Thir Lords, whom God dispos'd , the house of God They first re- edifie , and for a while [ ] In mean estate live moderate, till grown In wealth and multitude, factious they grow; But first among the Priests dissension springs, Men who attend the Altar, and should most Endeavour Peace: thir strife pollution brings [ ] Upon the Temple it self: at last they seise The Scepter, and regard not Davids Sons, Then loose it to a stranger , that the true Anointed King Messiah might be born Barr'd of his right; yet at his Birth a Starr [ ] Unseen before in Heav'n proclaims him com , And guides the Eastern Sages , who enquire His place, to offer Incense, Myrrh, and Gold; His place of birth a solemn Angel tells To simple Shepherds, keeping watch by night; [ ] They gladly thither haste, and by a Quire Of squadrond Angels hear his Carol sung.
He ceas'd , discerning Adam with such joy Surcharg'd , as had like grief bin dew'd in tears, Without the vent of words, which these he breathd. O Prophet of glad tidings, finisher [ ] Of utmost hope! Needs must the Serpent now his capital bruise Expect with mortal paine : say where and when Thir fight, what stroke shall bruise the Victors heel [ ]. Dream not of thir fight, As of a Duel, or the local wounds Of head or heel: not therefore joynes the Son Manhood to God-head, with more strength to foil Thy enemie ; nor so is overcome [ ] Satan , whose fall from Heav'n , a deadlier bruise, Disabl'd not to give thee thy deaths wound: Which hee , who comes thy Saviour , shall recure, Not by destroying Satan , but his works In thee and in thy Seed: nor can this be, [ ] But by fulfilling that which thou didst want, Obedience to the Law of God, impos'd On penaltie of death, and suffering death, The penaltie to thy transgression due, And due to theirs which out of thine will grow: [ ] So onely can high Justice rest appaid.
The Law of God exact he shall fulfill Both by obedience and by love , though love Alone fulfill the Law; thy punishment He shall endure by coming in the Flesh [ ] To a reproachful life and cursed death, Proclaiming Life to all who shall believe In his redemption, and that his obedience Imputed becomes theirs by Faith, his merits To save them, not thir own, though legal works.
So spake th' Archangel Michael , then paus'd , As at the Worlds great period; and our Sire Replete with joy and wonder thus repli'd. O goodness infinite, goodness immense!
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The secretary overhears dulcie in a high-end boutique talking smack, and she leaves Fosythe. Meanwhile, stevie is working on the secty's car but he wasn't finished with the brakes, and she takes it, and gets into a car accident. Sound familiar anyone? Dec 8, , pm.
HI Suge, sorry I checked my books between ' I remember at least a similar storyline but am not quite sure. So if I have read it, it must have been from the library. They just had HP's in the newer '90 design without the fine golden Line at the top. So my guess would be something between no. The setting in the book I read was England, is that correct?
Suge, I have googled and googled, and can't find the book you're talking about I know! I've googled and did everything I could think of CC and came up blank.
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The book was set in Britain, those are always my favorite, because its like traveling for cheap. Julia, girlfriend, I am sooo confused! Fosythe might just have an R in it! Jan 14, , pm. Finding old books is hard work, especially with a monthly series like Harlequin. Have you seen the site www.
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If you can't find anything else, maybe one of those titles might ring a bell? And good luck! Feb 6, , am. Okay, I have a "Name that Book" for you all. Something about the hero saving the heroine and her newborn baby who are stranded in the snow? It's one I swear I came across in this forum and thought I had read it before, but decided I'd go back to it and check later, only now I can't find it. I would say I read the description of it either in this forum, or in something linked from this forum.
It was a short story written by Linda Howard called Bluebird Winter.
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Thanks, bookbeat! That's it, and now I see that another book I was thinking of was Sarah's Child , which is slightly connected to Bluebird Winter. It is? I didn't know that! Sarah's Child is one of my favorites.
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I'm going to have to go look for Bluebird Winter now! Feb 6, , pm. Apparently Almost Forever is slightly connected too, although I'm not sure how. The hero in Bluebird appears younger in Sarah's Child though according to an Amazon review.
Is it the young neighbor who lived next door with his Mom and helped Sarah in the store? I can't remember his name, Derek maybe? Feb 21, , pm. I am looking for a book I read before I don't know the title or author. It is set in England near the Thames. In the beginning the heroine is a highwayman dressed as a boy and is in charge of a group of orphaned boys. She tries to rob a nobleman and he captures her and takes her to his home to be punished.
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When they go to spank her they figure out she is a she and he decides to keep her and train her to be a lady. In the end she ends up being or looking like someone important that they were looking for all along. Some other random things: I think she had her first "tub" bath and compared it to bathing in the Thames.
I believe she had long red hair. I have read all the possible ones. I would love to find this book. I have been looking for more than 3 years now! Any help would be great! Feb 22, , am. Hi winnie, welcome to the group!
Thanks Julia, but I don't think either of these are it by the descriptions. Feb 22, , pm. Feb 24, , pm. I looked at the description and I don't think that it is the book I am looking for. Looks like it is along the same lines though. I'll get it and read it just to be sure.
Any more ideas?
Feb 25, , am. Winnie, can you remember anything else about the book? Anything at all? Feb 25, , pm. Yeah I read Captain Jack's Woman not too long ago and that doesn't sound like a match. Winnie: wish I could help ya, but I don't know the book you're looking for. It sounds like a good read, though, so I'll be watching this thread to see what you find out.
Good luck! Feb 26, , pm. CC, Let's see I read it when I was a teen so it was from sometime before about The robbery starts from like the the first page. She was young and virginal. He was maybe ish.