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The Poetical Works of the late Christopher Anstey

With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, By his son, John Anstey

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Verse 12.—For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Yet greater still the change, that shall translate
Man from his earthly to his heavenly state,
From partial Knowledge shall his soul redeem,
And clear from doubts his intellectual beam,
Cast the dark glass away that dims his sight,
And gild his prospect with celestial Light,
Bear him beyond the follies, and the strife,
And painful pleasures of this sinful life.—


—Oh glorious change! that shall such light display,
And ope one perfect and eternal day!
Where in th'Almighty's presence we shall shine,
See, and adore his attributes divine,
His pow'r, his wisdom, and his mercy own,
And Him shall know—as we ourselves are known!

For with thee is the Well of Life, and in thy Light shall we see Light. Psalm xxxvi v.9.