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    #11

    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    Put out the flames of Hell which would otherwise burn us
    Which book did you find this in?
    No, I find this poem on the Internet. It's the "Meditation 1" of Edward Taylor.

    Nay = No >> "No, overflowing Hell" = No, it has even overflowed Hell - filled it to excess

    "thine elect" = those who are chosen

    "Veans" = "veins"

    "That the blood from Christ's wounds, through our veins, will quench the flames [of passion] that otherwise will feed on us".
    I thought it was the flames of hell? What does "the flames of passion" mean?
    If we are encouraged by passions, it will be a very good thing for us????


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    #12

    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Quote Originally Posted by sympathy View Post

    I thought it was the flames of hell? What does "the flames of passion" mean?
    If we are encouraged by passions, it will be a very good thing for us????
    "...To quench those flames, that else would on us feed."

    The flames of passion is a figure of speech indicating that passion has taken over and that you are no longer capable of rational or reasonable thought or behaviour. It is not generally regarded as a good state to be in.


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    Re: Hi help me with the poem

    Thanks, I think it could be either the flame of hell or of pass.
    Anyway, thanks so much for your helps :D

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