Sion and Parnassus
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SION and PARNASSUS,
On severall texts of the Old and
To which are added,
A Poem on the Passion.
- A Hymn on the Resurrection,
- And feast of Pentecost.
By JOHN HODDESDON.
Horat. de arte Poet.
Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci.
Printed by R. Daniel for G. Eversden, and are to be
sold at his shop over against the little north
gate of S. Pauls Church.
PUBLISHED FOR G. Eversden
1. 218. Behold the dayes come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, &c. ch. 8. v. 11.
A famine, yet no want of bread! can be
Abundance, plenty, and yet scarcitie:
Are contrarieties then joyn'd! can now
A man be hungry, and yet filled too:
Yet so it is: although the bodi's fed,
The soul may want its food of heav'nly bread.
Much better 'twere, the first were pin'd away,
Then the last have not its ambrosia:
Yet could we truly hunger for Gods word,
Heav'ns Granaries abundance would afford.