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Of the whole Book of.
SONG OF SOLOMON
Lively describing the Estate of the Church
and Christian , to this day :
Wall of Partition shall bee taken away
che Rule and Pattern of ih: Word of God.
Written by that Learned and Godly Divine John
Congregation at Boston, in New England,
opened and explained.
mm. He Song of Songs, which is Solo
2 Let him kisse mee with the kisses of his mouch: for thy love
is better then wine. 3 Because of the favour of thy good ointments, thy Name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the Virgins love thee.
4 Draw me,we will rnnne afrer thee: the King hath brought me into his chambers: we
The Song of Songs. Chap. I will bee glad and rejoyce in thee, wee will remember thy love more then wine, the upright love thee.
5I am blacke, but comely, (O ye daughters of Jerusalem) as the Tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon..
6 Looke not upon me because I am black, because the Sunne hath looked upon mee : my Mothers children were angry with mee, they made me the keeper ofthe Vineyards, but my owne Vineyard have I not kept.
7. Tell me, (ó thou whom my soule loveth) where thou feedest, where thou makelt thy flock to rest at noone : for why should í be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions ?
8 Ifthou know not(O thou fairelt among women) goe thy way forth by the footsteps of thy focke, and feed thy kiddés besides the shepheards tents.
9 I have compared thee, Omy love, to a company of horses in Pharaohs chariots.
10 Thy cheeks are comely with rowes of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
II Wee will make thee borders of gold, with studsoffilver.
12 While the King fittech at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
13 A bundle of myrrhe is my welbeloved unto mee, hee shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
Chap Love-fongs ancient
14 My beloved is unto mee, as a cluster of Camphire in the Vineyards of En-gedi.
15 Behold, thou art faire,my love: behold, thou art faire, and hait doves eyes.
16 Behold, thou art faire,my beloved, yea, pleasant : also our bed is
green. 17 The beames of our house are Cedar, and our rafters of firre
his mouth, for thy love is better then
IT T was the manner of ancient times, at
Efpoufalls and Nuptialls to indite and sing * (Epithalamia) love-fongs: a The * Ruth 4. title of the
a Plal.45. penned by one of the chiefe fingers of the Temple, (who now were all of them Prophets ; * Asaph, Heman, jeduthun,) / *1.Chron. upon occafion of Solomons marriage , 25.1.10 So with Pharaohs Daughter ; for though shee was a stranger by birth from the common wealth of Ifrael, yet his marB2