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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Personal Poems (search)
he call of youth and beauty, Speak for them the spell of law Which shall bar and bolt withdraws And the flaming sword remove From the Paradise of Love. Still, with undimmed eyesight, pore Ancient tome and record o'er; Still thy week-day lyrics croon, Pitch in church the Sunday tune, Showing something, in thy part, Of the old Puritanic art, Singer after Sternhold's heart! In thy pew, for many a year, Homilies from Oldbug hear, Dr. Withington, author of The Puritan, under the name of Jonathan Oldbug. Who to wit like that of South, And the Syrian's golden mouth, Doth the homely pathos add Which the pilgrim preachers had; Breaking, like a child at play, Gilded idols of the day, Cant of knave and pomp of fool Tossing with his ridicule, Yet, in earnest or in jest, Ever keeping truth abreast. And, when thou art called, at last, To thy townsmen of the past, Not as stranger shalt thou come; Thou shalt find thyself at home With the little and the big, Woollen cap and periwig, Madam in her
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
s an alternative reading which has been cancelled:— “No lawless Terror dwells in light above, Cruel as Moloch, deaf and false as Jove— Thou art our Father, and Thy name is Love!” III. notes to the Poems in this Volume. Note 1, page 15. O vine of Sibmah! I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer! Jeremiah XLVIII. 32. Note 2, page 19. August. Soliloq. cap. XXXI. Interrogavi Terramn Zzz etc. Note 3, page 79. Dr. Withington, author of The Puritan, under the name of Jonathan Oldbug. Note 4, page 79. Thomas ä Kempis in De Imitatione Christi. Note 5, page 236. Goody Cole was brought before the Quarter Sessions in 1680 to answer to the charge of being a witch. The court could not find satisfactory evidence of witchcraft, but so strong was the feeling against her that Major Waldron, the presiding magistrate, ordered her to be imprisoned, with a lock kept on her leg at the pleasure of the Court. In such judicial action one can read the fear and vindictive spi