Lines Written for the Album of a Persian Gentleman
A B, London
Astronomy, Theology of Nature, Piety
Begins: 'By the light of yon planet, whose pale orb was gliding / Through oceans of ether, I pensively stray'd / I saw o'er the universe Wisdom presiding, / And ask'd why the spirit of man she had made'. The answer given by Urania (descending from her seat on the wings of a cherub, with the firmament at her feet) is that man was made for probation followed by ultimate immortality in the presence of 'the Judge'.
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