Byrom, John (1692-1763). A Memorial Abstract of a Sermon Preached by the Rev. Mr. H--- On Proverbs, Ch. XX. v. 27. [from Miscellaneous poems]. Manchester: Printed by J. Harrop, 1773.
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"The human Spirit, when it burns and shines, / 'Lamp of Jehovah" Solomon defines. / Now, as a Vessel, to contain the Whole, / This 'Lamp' denotes the Body, Oil the Soul"
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The human Spirit, when it burns and shines,
"Lamp of Jehovah" Solomon defines.
Now, as a Vessel, to contain the Whole,
This "Lamp" denotes the Body, Oil the Soul
(As H---observes) which, tho' itself be dark,
Is capable of Life's enkindling Spark;
But, as consider'd in its own dark Root,
Still wants the Unction and the Light's Recruit.
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