God Manifest in his Works
T J D
Wonder, Creation, Piety
The first four stanzas inquire: 'Is there a man' who has seen the various aspects of the created order, who has not 'ask'd, nor sought to know' whose wisdom, power, and goodness it was 'that made them so?' The final stanza reads: 'If such a thoughtless wretch there be, / How sunk and how debas'd is he! / Consign him with the beastial train, / To feed on husks, or graze the plain; / And never let his careless eye / The wonders view of earth and sky, / Till he has known, or sought to know, / The Almighty power that made them so!' The poem originally appeared in a previous issue of the magazine.
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