"O name divine! / Be thou engraven on my inmost soul"

— Rowe [née Singer], Elizabeth (1674-1737)

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Printed for R. Hett ... and R. Dodsley [etc.]
"O name divine! / Be thou engraven on my inmost soul"
Metaphor in Context
Let me be wholly thine from this blest hour.
Fly from my soul all images of sense,
Leave me in silence to possess my Lord.
My life, my pleasures flow from him alone,
My strength, my great salvation, and my hope.
Thy name is all my trust--O name divine!
Be thou engraven on my inmost soul,

And let me own thee with my latest breath,
Confess thee in the face of ev'ry horror
That threat'ning death or envious hell can raise;
'Till all their strength subdu'd, my parting soul
Shall give a challenge to infernal rage,
And sing salvation to the Lamb for ever.
Searching "soul" and "engrav" in HDIS (Poetry)
At least 4 entries in ECCO and ESTC (1739, 1749, 1795, 1796).

Elizabeth Singer Rowe, The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe. The Greater Part Now First Published, by Her Order, from Her Original Manuscripts, by Mr. Theophilus Rowe. To Which Are Added, Poems on Several Occasions, by Mr. Thomas Rowe. and to the Whole Is Prefix'd, an Account of the Lives and Writings of the Authors, 2 vols. (London: printed for R. Hett and R. Dodsley, 1739). <Link to ECCO>
Date of Entry

The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.