Michael Wigglesworth

(1631 - 1705 / England)

Michael Wigglesworth Poems

1. A Postscript Unto The Reader 4/20/2010
2. A Short Discourse On Eternity 4/20/2010
3. Vanity Of Vanities 4/20/2010
4. To The Christian Reader 4/20/2010
5. A Prayer Unto Christ 4/20/2010
6. The Day Of Doom 1/1/2004
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The Day Of Doom

Still was the night, Serene & Bright,
when all Men sleeping lay;
Calm was the season, & carnal reason
thought so 'twould last for ay.
Soul, take thine ease, let sorrow cease,
much good thou hast in store:
This was their Song, their Cups among,
the Evening before.

Wallowing in all kind of sin,
vile wretches lay secure:
The best of men had scarcely then
their Lamps kept in good ure.
Virgins unwise, who through disguise
amongst the best were number'd,
Had closed their eyes; yea, and the wise
through sloth and frailty slumber'd.

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