Image from page 188 of “Quarles’ emblems” (1861)
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Title: Quarles’ emblems
Year: 1861 (1860s)
Authors: Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644 Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867 Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873 Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, engraver Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905, engraver Dundas, Judith, 1927-2008, former owner. IU-R Leighton Son & Hodge, binders. IU-R
Publisher: London : James Nisbet and Co., Berners Street
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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Let not the ivater-flood overflow me, neither let the deepszval/oiu me up.—Psalm lxix. 15. The worlds a sea; my flesh a ship thats mannd With labring thoughts, and steerd by reasons hand My hearts the seamans card, whereby she sails; My loose affections are the greater sails; The top-sail is my fancy, and the gusts That fill these wanton sheets, are worldly lusts. Prayr is the cable, at whose end appears The anchor Hope, neer slippd but in our fears: My wills the inconstant pilot, that commands The staggring keel; my sins are like the sands: Repentance is the bucket, and mine eye The pump unusd (but in extremes) and dry: My conscience is the plummet that does press The deeps, but seldom cries, O fathomless: Smooth calms security; the gulph, despair; My freights corruption, and this lifes my fare: My souls the passenger, confusdly drivn From fear to fright; her landing port is Heavn. I jd Qiiavlcs Emblems. My seas are stormy, and my ship doth leak; My sailors rude; my steersman faint
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