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" Whereas my birth and spirit rather took The way that takes the town; Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, And wrap me in a gown. I was entangled in the world of strife, Before I had the power to change my life. "
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 339
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
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The temple, sacred poems and private ejaculations. [With] The synagogue

George Herbert - 1709
...Way that takes the Town : JJiou did'jl betray me to a lingring Book, And. waft me in 'a Gown. I wat entangled in a World of Strife, Before I had the Power to change my Life. Jit, for I threatned oft the Siege to raifet Not (imping all mine figt : Thou Thou often difjl with...
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The temple: sacred poems, and private ejaculations. To which is added, a ...

George Herbert - 1799
...WHEREAS my birth and fpirit rather look The way that takes the town : Thoudidft betray me to a. ling'ring book, And wrapt me in a gown. I was entangled in a world of flrife, Before 1 had the power to change my life. Yet, for I threat'ned oft the fiege to r•ife, Not...
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Bishop Jewel. Bernard Gilpin. Richard Hooker. Archbishop Whitgift. John ...

1810
...spirit rather took The way that takes the town : Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, And wrap me in a gown : I was entangled in a world of strife Before 1 had the power to change my life. Yet, for I threatned oft the siege to raise, Not simp'ring all mine...
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Evangelical Biography: Or, An Historical Account of the Lives & Deaths of ...

Erasmus Middleton - 1816
...that time, entitled " AFFLICTION. " WHEREAS my birth and spirit rather took " The way that takes the town : " Thou didst betray me to a lingering book,...strife, " Before I had the power to change my life. " Yet, for I threatened oft the siege to raise, " Not simp'ring all mine age: " Thou often didst with...
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Biographia evangelica

Erasmus Middleton - 1816
...my birth and spirit rather took " The way that takes the town: " Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, " And wrapt me in a gown. " I was entangled...strife, " Before I had the power to change my life. " Not simp'ring all mine age: •*' Thou often didst with academic praise " Yet, for I threatened oft...
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne;--Sir Henry Wotton;--Mr. Richard ..., Volume 2

Izaak Walton - 1817
...rather took " The way that takes the town : " Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, " And wrap me in a gown : •' I was entangled in a world of...strife, " Before I had the power to change my life. " Yet, for I threatened oft the siege to raise, " Not tiimp'ring all mine age ; •' Thou often didst...
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Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with ..., Volume 4

1818
...spirit rather took The nay that takes the town : Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, And wrap me in a gown : I was entangled in a world of strife Before I had the power to change my life. Yet, for I threatned oft the siege to raise, Not simp'ring all mine age : Thou often didst with academic...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 6

1842
...took The way that takes the town ; Thou didst betray me to a lingering book, And wrap me in a gown : / was entangled in a world of strife Before I had the power to change my life." He refers to his bodily weaknesses and pains as the instruments of bringing him to that better state...
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr ...

Izaak Walton - 1825 - 503 pages
...passages of his life, in which he says, Whereas my birth and spirit rather took The way that takes the town ; Thou didst betray me to a lingering book, And...world of strife, Before I had the power to change my lift. Yet, for I threaten d oft the siege to raise, Not simpering all mine age ; Thou often didst with...
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The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Hebert, and Sanderson, Volume 2

Izaak Walton - 1832
...spirit rather took The way that takes the town : Thou didst betray me to a lingering book, And wrap me in a gown : I was entangled in a world of strife, Before I had the power to change my life. " Yet, for I threatened oft the siege to raise, Not simpering all mine age ; Thou often didst with...
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