Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Milton's Paraphrase of Psalm 114


John Milton -- A Paraphrase of Psalm 114

When the blest seed of Terah's faithfull Son,
After long toil their liberty had won,
And past from Pharian fields to Canaan Land,
Led by the strength of the Almighties hand,
Jehovah's wonders were in Israel shown,
His praise and glory was in Israel known.
That saw the troubl'd Sea, and shivering fled,
And sought to hide his froth-becurled head
Low in the earth, Jordans clear streams recoil,
As a faint host that hath receiv'd the foil.
The high, huge-bellied Mountains skip like Rams
Amongst their Ews, the little Hills like Lambs.
Why fled the Ocean? And why skipt the Mountains?
Why turned Jordan toward his Crystall Fountains?
Shake earth, and at the presence be agast
Of him that ever was, and ay shall last,
That glassy flouds from rugged rocks can crush,
And make soft rills from fiery flint-stones gush.

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posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:58 PM

5 Comments:

Blogger Art said...

Milton was a genius at this. I'm sure there are people who believe that he wrote parts of the Bible.

12:13 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Would you believe he was 15 when he wrote this?

4:10 AM  
Blogger Art said...

I didn't know that, but I'm not surprised!

10:20 AM  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

What's up CR, its been awhile since I dropped by to see how your blog was going. I see you are still at it. So did you ever go back to school? That was a goal of yours several years back. Hope all is well with you.

7:03 PM  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

CR,

I've just been working, reading, and blogging. Nothing worth bragging about.

10:54 AM  

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