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have forged a lie against us; for their eyes are gloomy like veiled with a lawn, and their hearts are entirely obdurate.' The proud have digged pits against thy people and against thine anointed, so that almost they consumed us and the way of thy truth upon earth. Therefore I exclaimed, It is time for the LORD to work, for they have made vain thy law.
With spirit I seized my pen, and found thy word a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path, I annulled their word, and unrooted their proofs; I did break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. How sweet are thy words unto my taste? Yea! sweeter thạn honey to my mouth, thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
I put my soul continually into thy hands, because the wicked have laid a snare for me and placed traps before my feet, that my hands might become feeble.
With tears in my eyes and a sad heart, I implored my Creator, and exclaimed, O Almighty! abandon me not, look upon my affliction and my pain! Thy never-ceasing mercy heard me from Thy throne, and before I had finished my humble supplication, I espyed a deliverer* approaching me, the Baroness Antonina Despenser, only daughter of the much beloved Baron Despenser, פרינסיס דעספענסער, נודע בשערים שמה. ואם שרות רבות עשו חיל זאת עלית על כלנה, פיה פתחה בחכמה ודברה לי . ותחי נפשי בדבריה, וכאשר דברה , כן עשתה , ועלירה באתי לגמר טוב : אמרתי אתן לה מפרי ידיה ויהללוה בשערים כתביה אתה אי זכור:נא תמיד חסדיה ולעד תאיר פניה :
* She assisted me, a stranger, without any previous knowledge of me, to her own detrinient, for which Almighty deliverer assist her through all her difficulties and enable her to complete all her works.
whose name as well as that of her father, " as he sitteth among the elect of the land,” is renowned. I became elevated by her condescension, and thus I spoke within myself—" I will give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” O Almighty God! let this deed be remembered in Thy eternal mind, and let her glory brighten for ever. Amen,
KJERNAN, Printer, London, .