Image from page 190 of “Quarles’ emblems: illustrated by Charles Bennett and W. Harry Rogers” (1861)
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Title: Quarles’ emblems: illustrated by Charles Bennett and W. Harry Rogers
Year: 1861 (1860s)
Authors: Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644 Rogers, W. Harry (William Harry), 1825-1873 Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867, illus
Publisher: London, James Nisbet and co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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Let not the water-flood overflow me, neither let the deepswallow 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. 176 Quarles Emblems. My seas are stormy, and my ship doth leak; My sailors rude; my steersman faint and
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