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Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion

By Cowper, William

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Title: Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion  
Author: Cowper, William
Language: English
Subject: Religion, Christian literature, Christian theology
Collections: Christian Classics Ethereal Library
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Publisher: Christian Classics Ethereal Library


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Excerpt: Tis folly all--let me no more be told Of Parian porticos, and roofs of gold; Delightful views of nature, dressed by art, Enchant no longer this indifferent heart; The Lord of all things, in his humble birth, Makes mean the proud magnificence of earth; The straw, the manger, and the mouldering wall, Eclipse its lustre; and I scorn it all. Canals, and fountains, and delicious vales, Green slopes and plains, whose plenty never fails; Deep-rooted groves, whose heads sublimely rise, Earth-born, and yet ambitious of the skies; The abundant foliage of whose gloomy shades, Vainly the sun in all its power invades; Where warbled airs of sprightly birds resound, Whose verdure lives while Winter scowls around; Rocks, lofty mountains, caverns dark and deep,

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: About This Book, ii -- Title Page, 1 -- The Nativity, 2 -- God Neither Known nor Loved by the World, 7 -- The Swallow, 9 -- The Triumph of Heavenly Love Desired, 10 -- A Figurative Description of the Procedure of Divine Love, 11 -- A Child of God Longing to See Him Beloved, 13 -- Aspirations of the Soul After God, 15 -- Gratitude and Love to God, 16 -- Happy Solitude.Unhappy Men, 17 -- Living Water, 18 -- Truth and Divine Love Rejected by the World, 19 -- Divine Justice Amiable, 20 -- The Soul That Loves God Finds Him Everywhere, 21 -- The Testimony of Divine Adoption, 22 -- Divine Love Endures No Rival, 24 -- Self?diffidence, 25 -- The Acquiescence of Pure Love, 26 -- Repose in God, 27 -- Glory to God Alone, 28 -- Self?love and Truth Incompatible, 29 -- The Love of God the End of Life, 30 -- Love Faithful in the Absence of the Beloved, 31 -- Love Pure and Fervent, 32 -- The Entire Surrender, 33 -- The Perfect Sacrifice, 34 -- God Hides His People, 35 -- The Secrets of Divine Love Are To Be Kept, 36 -- The Vicissitudes Experienced in the Christian Life, 40 -- Watching unto God in the Night Season, 43 -- Watching unto God in the Night Season, 44 -- Watching unto God in the Night Season, 46 -- The Joy of the Cross, 48 -- Joy in Martyrdom, 50


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