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" Implore his aid, in his decisions rest, Secure whate'er he gives, he gives the best. Yet when the sense of sacred presence fires, And strong devotion to the skies aspires, Pour forth thy fervours for a healthful mind, Obedient passions, and a will... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ... - Page 119
by James Boswell - 1874
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Divided Fictions: Fanny Burney and Feminine Strategy

Kristina Straub - Literary Criticism
...Juvenalian passive resignation and is an initial form of salvation: Safe in his Pow'r, whose Eyes discern afar The secret Ambush of a specious Pray'r. Implore...rest, Secure whate'er he gives, he gives the best. [VHW 353-56] The specious prayer is a terrestrial petition beyond which we have been guided earlier...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...measure and the choice, Safe in His power, whose eyes discem afar The secret ambush of a specious prayer. Implore His aid, in His decisions rest, Secure, whate'er...strong devotion to the skies aspires. Pour forth thy fervors for a healthful mind, Obedient passions, and a will resigned, 360 For love, which scarce collective...
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 384 pages
...pious petitions and prayers relieve the dissipation of wishes, takes care to hold enthusiasm back. Yet when the Sense of sacred Presence fires, And strong...healthful Mind, Obedient Passions, and a Will resign'd. (357-360) Here fires are taught to damp themselves, and aspirations work to down their own excess....
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English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century

William Kupersmith - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 271 pages
...in emphasis. Enquirer, cease, Petitions yet remain, Which Heav'n may hear, nor deem Religion vain. Yet when the Sense of sacred Presence fires, And strong...for a healthful Mind, Obedient Passions, and a Will resign 'd; For Love, which scarce collective Man can fill; For Patience sov'reign o'er transmuted 111;...
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