Thee woundrous Being excellently great


From St Austin's manual english'd by Rogers Chapter ye 3d: The desire of that Soul which hath a feeling of God

Primary Text:

MS Wellesley, 110-1.

Secondary Ed:

1988 Ellis d'Alessandro prints Wellesley text, 141-3; McGovern & Hinnant, 92-3.


1640 A Pretious Booke of Heavenly Meditations . . . ["Written, as some thinke, by that reverend and religious FAther Saint Augustine"] translated [and "purified also, and with most ample and necessary Sentences"] Thomas Rogers, 3 separate books, the 3rd, Saint Augustine's Manuall. ["Containing speciall and picked Meditations and godly prayers"], Chap 3, with same title: "The desire of that Soule, which hath a feeling of God", 7-10.


Connected to original verse prayer, "A Suplication for the joys of Heaven;" genuine quiet strong beauty: she shall walk "in pastures green by every quiet streams."
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