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A beast, yet is, or should be more

April 29, 2016

 


      For Man is ev’ry thing,
  And more: He is a tree, yet bears no fruit.
    A beast, yet is, or should be more:
    Reason and speech we onely bring.
  Parrats may thank us, if they are not mute,
      They go upon the score.

"Man"

The Temple
George Herbert, The Works of George Herbert (London: George Routledge & Co., 1854), 90.

 

A couple in animal skins (Adam and Eve ?) journeying with three children after the expulsion. Coloured stipple engraving. This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom.

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

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