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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
By Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
CLOTHED with state, and girt with might,
  Monarch-like Jehovah reigns,
He who earth’s foundation pight— 1
  Pight at first, and yet sustains;
  He whose stable throne disdains        5
Motion’s shock and age’s flight;
  He who endless one remains
One, the same, in changeless plight.
Rivers,—yea though rivers roar,
  Roaring though sea-billows rise,        10
Vex the deep, and break the shore,—
  Stronger art thou, Lord of skies!
  Firm and true thy promise lies
Now and still as heretofore:
  Holy worship never dies        15
In thy house where we adore.
Note 1. Pitched. [back]

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