Monday, 14 March 2022

The Preamble


The Royal Observatory

On Blackford Hill

Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh Castle, with the Firth of Forth and the hills of Fife behind

A Winter Evening in Edinburgh

Amid the Oceon of Adversity,

Neare whelmed in the Waves of sore Vexation,

Tormented with the Floods of Misery,

And almost in the Guise of Despairacion,

Neare destitute of Comfort, full of Woes,

This was her Case that did the same compose:


At length Jehovah by his power divine,

This great tempestious Storm did mittigate.

And cause the Son of Righteousnesse to shine

Upon his Child that seemed desolate,

Who was refreshed, and that immediatly,

And Sings as follows with alacrity.

An Collins (Published 1653)

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