Recollections of Maternal Tenderness, and of Early Life. (From a Poem, by Mr. Thomas Pringle)
Feeling, Astronomy, Theology of Nature, Piety
Enquires rhetorically: 'Can haughty Science ever pour / Such blissful visions from her bower, / As when that mother's warblings wild / Had sooth'd to rest her sickly child'. Refers to 'The Starry Scriptures of the sky / By God's own finger grav'd on high, / On heaven's expanded scroll,—whose speech / To every tribe doth knowledge teach,— / When silent Night unlocks to seals, / And to forgetful man reveals / The wonders of eternal might, / In living lines of glorious light'.
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