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THE

WORKS

OF

JOHN DONNE, D.D.,

DEAN OF SAINT PAUL'S,

1621-1631.

WITH A MEMOIR OF HIS LIFE.

BY

HENRY ALFORD, M.A.,

VICAR OF WYMESWOLD, LEICESTERSHIRE, AND LATE FELLOW OF

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

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HOLY SOXXETS.

Elegy on Mrs. Boulstred

La Corona

443

Obsequies to Lord Harrington's

Annunciation

443

Brother

522

Nativity

444 Elegy on Prince Henry

529

Temple

444

Hymn to the Saints and to Mar-

531

quis Hamilton

Crucifying

Resurrection

533

Epitaph on Shakspeare .

445

Ascension

445

SACRED PIECES.

Miscellaneous

446 to 450

The Litany

534

EPISTLES.

The Cross

542

The Storm (To Mr. C. Brooke). 451 | The Annunciation and Passion 543

The Calm Ditto

453 Good Friday, 1613

545

To Sir H. Wotton

454 Resurrection

546

To Sir H.

Goodyere

456 Hymn to Christ

546

To Mr. R. Woodward

457 Hymn to God the Father

547

To Sir H. Wotton

459

To the Countess of Bedford

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

460

To the same .

549

To Sir Edward Herbert

463 Epithalamion, or Marriage Song

550

To the Countess of Bedford 464 Invitation ; Come live with me, &c. 553

To the same.

466 | Valediction forbidding mourning 554

To the Countess of Huntingdon

468 The Will

555

To Mr. J. W.

470

To Mr. J. W..

471

POEMS NOT IN THE EDITION OF

To the same

471

1633.

To Mr, C. B.

472 To the Lady Mary Magdalen Her-

To Mr. S. B.

473

bert, of St. Mary Magdalen 558

To Mr. B. B.

473 Elegy on Mrs. Boulstred

559

To Mr. R, W.

474 On Himself

560

To Mr. J. L.

561

To Mr. J. P.

561

To the E. of D.

476 Upon the Translation of the Psalms

To Sir H. Wotton

477

by Sir P. Sidney and the Coun-

To the Countess of Bedford

478

tess of Pembroke .

562

To the same :

479 To Ben Johnson

563

To the Lady Carey and Mrs.

To Mr. Silman, after he had taken

Essex Riche.

480

Orders

564

To the Countess of Salisbury . 482 To Mr. G. Herbert

565

A sheaf of Snakes, used heretofore

FUNERAL ELEGIES.

to my seal, the crest of our poor

An Anatomy of the World 485 family,

566

Elegy

516 In Sacram Anchoram Piscatoris 567

Elegy to the Lady Bedford 516 Translated out of Gazæus

568

Elegy on the Lady C.. 517 Hymn to God, my God, in my

Elegy on the Lady Marckham 518 Sickness

568

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475 Elegy .
476 Ode

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SERMONS.

SERMON CXLVII.

A SERMON PREACHED TO QUEEN ANNE, AT DENMARK-HOUSE,

DECEMBER 14, 1617.

PROVERBS viii. 17.

I love them that love me, and they that seek me early shall find me.

As the prophets, and the other secretaries of the Holy Ghost in penning the books of Scriptures, do for the most part retain, and express in their writings some impressions, and some air of their former professions; those that had been bred in courts and cities, those that had been shepherds and herdsmen, those that had been fishers, and so of the rest ; ever inserting into their writings some phrases, some metaphors, some allusions, taken from that profession which they had exercised before; so that soul, that hath been transported upon any particular worldly pleasure, when it is entirely turned upon God, and the contemplation of his allsufficiency and abundance, doth find in God fit subject, and just occasion to exercise the same affection piously, and religiously, which had before so sinfully transported, and possessed it.

A covetous person, who is now truly converted to God, he will exercise a spiritual covetousness still, he will desire to have him all, he will have good security, the seal and assurance of the Holy Ghost; and he will have his security often renewed by new testimonies, and increases of those graces in him; he will have witnesses enough; he will have the testimony of all the world, by his good life and conversation; he will gain every way at God's hand, he will have wages of God, for he will be his servant ; he will have a portion from God, for he will be his son ; he will have a reversion, he will be sure that his name is in the book of

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