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From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death.
When in doubt, quote The Book of Common Prayer. (The 1662 version that is — don’t bother otherwise.)
I think what she says is spot on. I’ve developed a bad habit of dipping – not immersion in the work of one poet, but grazing from multiple poets all the time. I need to go back to immersion. Or at least do it some of the time.
Two words that caught my fancy today. These are great words. Froward is a big favorite with the King James Version of the Bible, viz:
Proverbs 6:12 – A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
Proverbs 16:30 – He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Job 5:13 – He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
Oddly enough, feckless doesn’t show up once in the KJV.
There must be some other relationship between them.