Written after a violent and dagerous fit of Sicknesse in the year 1715 [sic].
MS Wellesley, 139-40.
1988 Ellis d'Alessandro prints Wellesley text, 169- 71; McGovern & Hinnant, 131-3.
1992 McGovern 215-7.
Finch asserts her success in renouncing her witty non- religious verse; verse has beautiful simplicity and touching sincerity of her earlier more impersonal devotional lyrics (e.g., "I come Lord Jesus at thy Call I come/O my good Shepheard bring thy wanderer home/Then shall the Hands the Knees the Heart the Brain…").
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