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HOLY SONNETS.

Elegy on Mrs. Boulstred

520

La Corona

443 Obsequies to Lord Harrington's

Annunciation

443

Brother

522

Nativity

4444 Elegy on Prince Henry

529

Temple

444 Hymn to the Saints and to Mar-

Crucifying

444

quis Hamilton

531

Resurrection

445 Epitaph on Shakspeare

533

Ascension

445

Miscellaneous

446 to 450

SACRED PIECES.

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.

475

Elegy

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

515 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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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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life; he will have pawns, the seals of the sacraments, nay, he will have a present possession; all that God hath promised, all that Christ hath purchased, all that the Holy Ghost hath the stewardship and dispensation of, he will have all in present, by the appropriation and investiture of an actual and applying faith; a covetous person converted will be spiritually covetous still.

So will a voluptuous man, who is turned to God, find plenty and deliciousness enough in him, to feed his soul, as with marrow, and with fatness, as David expresses it; and so an angry and passionate man, will find zeal enough in the house of God to eat him up.

All affections which are common to all men, and those to which in particular, particular men have been addicted to, shall not only be justly employed upon God, but also securely employed, because we cannot exceed, nor go too far in employing them upon him. According to this rule, St. Paul, who had been so vehement a persecutor, had ever his thoughts exercised upon that; and thereupon after his conversion, he fulfils the rest of the sufferings of Christ in his flesh', he suffers most, he makes most mention of his suffering of any of the apostles.

And according to this rule too, Solomon, whose disposition was amorous, and excessive in the love of women, when he turned to God, he departed not utterly from his old phrase and language, but having put a new, and a spiritual tincture, and form and habit in all his thoughts, and words, he conveys all his loving approaches and applications to God, and all God's gracious answers to his amorous soul, into songs, and epithalamians, and meditations upon contracts, and marriages between God and his church, and between God and his soul; as we see so evidently in all his other writings, and particularly in this text, I love them, &c.

In which words is expressed all that belongs to love, all which, is to desire, and to enjoy; for to desire without fruition, is a rage, and to enjoy without desire is a stupidity: in the first alone we think of nothing, but that which we then would have; and in the second alone, we are not for that, when we have it; in the first, we are without it; in the second, we were as good as we

1 Col. i. 24.

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