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" O th' exceeding grace Of highest God ! that loves his creatures so, And all his works with mercy doth embrace, That blessed angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe. " How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come... "
A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams - Page 40
by Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
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The Vista of English Verse

English poetry - 1911 - 654 pages
...embrace, That blessed Angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe. II. How oft do they their silver bowers leave. To come...us that succour want ! How oft do they with golden pineons cleave The flitting skyes, like flying Pursuivant, Against f owle feendes to ayd us militant...
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Song, Sermon and Psalm

Sermons, American - 1913 - 215 pages
...serve his wicked foe ! How oft do they their silver bowers leave, To come to succor us that succor want ! How oft do they with golden pinions cleave...love and nothing for reward. Oh, why should heavenly God to man have such regard? — Edmund Spenser. Another expression equally as comforting to the child...
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The Christian Year: Its Purpose and Its History, Volume 45; Volume 683

Walker Gwynne - Church year - 1915 - 143 pages
...The flitting skies like flying pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant! iS. Matt. iv. n They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their...us plant; And all for love, and nothing for reward — O why should heavenly God to men have such regard?" — Fairy Queen, II. viii. 2. It is related...
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The Modern Study of Literature: An Introduction to Literary Theory and ...

Richard Green Moulton - Literature - 1915 - 530 pages
...that succeeds opens with an angel hovering over him, and the general thought of angelic ministration: How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come...us that succour want! How oft do they with golden pineons cleave The flitting skyes, like flying Pursuivant, Against fowle feendes to aid us militant...
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The Christian Year: Its Purpose and Its History

Walker Gwynne - Church calendar - 1915 - 143 pages
...Edmund Spenser writes: "How oft do they their silver bowers leave, To come to succor us that succor want, How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The...pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant! 1S. Matt. iv. n They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their bright squadrons round about...
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University of California Publications in Modern Philology, Volume 5

University of California, Berkeley - Literature - 1917
...embrace, That blessed angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe! How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come...us, that succour want! How oft do they with golden pineons cleave The flitting skyes, like flying pursuivant, Against fowle feendes to ayd us militant!...
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The Chilswell Book of English Poetry

Robert Bridges - Children's poetry, English - 1924 - 272 pages
...embrace, That blessed Angels he sends to and fro To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe ! How oft do they their silver bowers leave, To come...us plant ; And all for love, and nothing for reward : O ! why should heavenly God to man have such regard ? Spenser* 200 Prologue of the Attendant Spirit...
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The Seen & Unseen in Browning

Emma J. Burt - 1924 - 191 pages
...comfort. In this he is not alone, for thus does our great poet Edmund Spenser write of the angels: How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come...fiends to aid us militant! They for us fight: they for us watch and ward, And their bright squadrons round about us plant, And all for love and nothing...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 13

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1888
...golden pinions cleave the flitting skies like flying pursuivants." He believed in guardian angels: " They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their...us plant, And all for love and nothing for reward." The iconoclastic spirit of the English reformers wrought destruction not only to many priceless works...
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Ecclesiastical Polity, Books I-V, Volume 2

Richard Hooker - Church polity - 1925
...bred by the presence of his exemplary goodness, who ceaseth not before them daily to fill heaven 1 [" How oft do they their silver bowers leave, To come...pursuivant, Against foul fiends to aid us militant 1 They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their bright squadrons round about us plant, And...
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