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TO Mr. John Lock Retired from The World of Business.

I.
1 ANGELS are made of Heavenly Things,
2 And Light and Love our Souls compose,
3 Their Bliss within their Bosom springs,
4 Within their Bosom flows.
5 But narrow Minds still make pretence
6 To search the Coasts of Flesh and Sence,
7 And fetch Diviner Pleasures thence.
8 Men are akin to Ethereal Forms,
9 But they belye their Nobler Birth,
10 Debase their Honour down to Earth,
11 And claim a share with Worms.
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12 He that has Treasures of his own
13 May leave the Cottage or the Throne,
14 May Quit the Globe, and dwell alone
15 Within his spacious Mind.
16 LOCK hath a Soul wide as the Sea,
17 Calm as the Night, bright as the Day,
18 There may his vast Idea's play,
19 Nor feel a Thought confin'd.

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    Title (in Source Edition): TO Mr. John Lock Retired from The World of Business.
    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. 117-118. [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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