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TO Mr. JOHN SHUTE ON Mr. LOCK's Dangerous Sickness sometime after he had retired to study the Scriptures.

I.
1 AND must the Man of wondrous Mind
2 (Now his rich Thoughts are just refin'd)
3 Forsake our Longing Eyes?
4 Reason at length submits to wear
5 The Wings of Faith, and Lo they rear
6 Her Chariot high, and nobly bear
7 Her Prophet to the Skies.
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II.
8 Go, Friend, and wait the Prophet's Flight,
9 Watch if his Mantle chance to light
10 And seize it for thy own;
11 SHUTE is the Darling of his Years,
12 Young SHUTE his better Likeness bears,
13 All but his Wrinkles and his Hairs
14 Are copy'd in his Son.
III.
15 Thus when our Follies or our Fau'ts
16 Call for the Pity of thy Thoughts,
17 Thy Pen shall make us wise:
18 The Sallies of whose Youthful Wit
19 Could pierce the British Fogs with Light,
20 Place our true Interest in our Sight,
21 And open half our Eyes.

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    Title (in Source Edition): TO Mr. JOHN SHUTE ON Mr. LOCK's Dangerous Sickness sometime after he had retired to study the Scriptures.
    Author: Isaac Watts
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    Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 119-120. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized by Internet Archive from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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