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1.
The Apostasy
One star
Is better far
Than many precious stones;
One sun, which is by its own luster seen,
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2.
Poverty
As in the house I sate,
Alone and desolate,
No creature but the fire and I,
The chimney and the stool, I lift mine eye
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3.
Innocence
But that which most I wonder at, which most
I did esteem my bliss, which most I boast,
And ever shall enjoy, is that within
I felt no stain, nor spot of sin.
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4.
In Making Bodies Love Could Not Express
In making bodies Love could not express
Itself, or art, unless it made them less.
O what a monster had in man been seen,
Had every thumb or toe a mountain been!
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5.
Sin
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Sin!
O only fatal woe,
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6.
Shadows In The Water
In unexperienced infancy
Many a sweet mistake doth lie:
Mistake though false, intending true;
A seeming somewhat more than view;
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7.
Eden
A learned and a happy ignorance
Divided me
From all the vanity,
From all the sloth, care, pain, and sorrow that advance
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8.
That Childish Thoughts Such Joys Inspire
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That childish thoughts such joys inspire,
Doth make my wonder, and His glory higher,
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9.
A Serious And Pathetical Contemplation Of The Mercies Of God
For all the mysteries, engines, instruments, wherewith the world is filled, which we are able to frame and use to thy glory.

For all the trades, variety of operations, cities, temples, streets, bridges, mariner's compass, admirable picture, sculpture, writing, printing, songs and music; wherewith the world is beautified and adorned.
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10.
An Hymn Upon St. Bartholomew's Day
What powerful Spirit lives within!
What active Angel doth inhabit here!
What heavenly light inspires my skin,
Which doth so like a Deity appear!
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