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Author: Hoddesdon, John, fl. 1650.
Title: Sion and Parnassus, or, Epigrams on severall texts of the Old and New Testament to which are added [brace] A poem on the Passion, A hymn on the resurrection, ascention, and feast of Pentecost / by Iohn Hoddesdon.
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Hoddesdon, John, fl. 1650.

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To my worthy friend, and honoured Uncle, CHRISTOPHER HODDESDON Esquire, Secundary of the Upper bench.
Ad Juvenem optimae spei atque indolis JOHANNEM HODDESDON, Hujus libelli autorem.
To his much respected friend the Authour on his divine Epigrams.
To his friend the Authour on his divine Epigrams.
To his friend the Authour, on his divine Epigrams.
1. God eternall. Ch. 1.
2. The Chaos. Ch. 1. v. 11.
3. Light created. ch. 1. v. 3.
4. The Firmament. ch. 1. v. 7.
5. The Sea separated from the Land. ch. 1. v. 9.
6. The earth bringing forth fruit. ch. 1. v. 12.
7. The Sunne and Moon created. ch. 1. v. 16.
8. Fish. ch. 1. v. 20.
9. Birdes and Fowles. ch. 1. v. 21.
10. Beastes and creeping things. ch. 1. v. 24.
11. MAN Created ch. 1. v. 26.
12. The end of the CREATION. ch. 2. ADAM.
13. Aliud. ch. 3. v. 7.
14. On the forbidden fruit. ch. 3. AD EVAM.
15. CAIN. ch. 4.
16. Aliud. ch. 4.
17. ABEL. ch. 4.
18. SETH. ch. 5.
19. ENOCH. ch. 5. v. 24.
20. METHUSALEM. ch. 5. v. 27.
21. NOAH. ch. 6.
Aliud. ch. 6.
23. Aliud. ch. 6.
24. NOAH's Husbandry. ch. 9.
25 NOAH's Sonnes. ch. 9.
26, ABRAHAM. ch. 12. V. 7.
27. LOT. ch. 9.
28. SODOM and GOMORRAH. ch. 19.
29. BRAHAM, offering (his son) ISAAC. ch. 22. V. 10.
30. On the Ram caught in the Bush. ch. 22. V. 13.
31. ESAU. ch. 24. V. 33.
32. ISAAC. ch. 27.
33. JACOB Getting the blessing. ch. 27.
34. JACOB's Ladder. ch. 28. V. 13.
35. JUDAH. ch. 38.
36. JOSEPH. ch. 39.
Liber secundus Mosis dictus EXODUS.
37. MOSES. ch. 1.
38. The burning bush. ch. 3. v. 3. & 4.
39. PHARAOH. ch. 7.
Command. 1.
40. Heare O ISRAEL. I am the LORD thy GOD &c.
Command. 2.
41. Thou shalt not make to thy self any graven Images. &c.
Command. 3.
42. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vaine &c.
43. Aliud.
Command. 4.
44. Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath day &c.
Command. 5.
45. Honour they Father, and thy Mother &c.
46. Aliud.
Command. 6.
47. Thou shalt doe no murther.
Command. 7.
48. Thou shalt not Commit Adulterie.
Command. 8.
49. Thou shalt not steale.
Command. 9.
50. Thou shalt not bear false witnesse against thy neighbout.
Command. 10.
51. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, &c.
The third book of MOSES called LEVITICUS.
52. The fire shall be ever burning, &c. ch. 6. v. 13.
53. NADAB and ABIHU burnt. ch. 10.
54. SHELOMITHS sonne, blaspheming, is stoned, chap. 24.
55. The yeare of JUBILEE. ch. 25.
56. For unto me the children of ISRAEL, &c. ch. 27. verse the last.
The fourth book of MOSES called NUMBERS.
56. The ISRAELITE gathering sticks on the Sabbath day stoned. ch. 15.
58. The Rebellion of KORAH, DATHAN, and ABIRAM. ch. 16.
59. AARON'S rod budding. ch. 17.
60. AARON'S death. ch. 20.
61. The brazen Serpent. ch. 21.
62. BALAAMS Asse. ch. 22.
63. Defile not the Land, &c. ch. 35.
The fifth book of MOSES called DEUTERONOMY.
64. Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an asse together. ch. 22. v. 10.
65. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. ch. 25. v. 4.
66. Joshua encouraged. ch. 31.
67. The Israelites freed by MOSES. ch. 34.
68. MOSES his death. ch. 34.
The book of JOSHUAH.
69. RAHABS preserving the two spies. ch. 2. v. 15.
70. Bind this line of scarlet thread in the window. ch. 2. v. 18.
71. Jordan dried up. ch. 3.
72. And JOSHUAH set up twelve stones in the midst of JORDAN. ch. 4. v. 9.
73. An Angel appears to JOSHUAH. ch. 5. v. 13.
74. JOSHUAH. ch. 6.
75. ACHANS wedge. ch. 7.
76. The Sunne standing still. ch. 10.
77. Be ye the children of light. chap. 10.
The book of JUDGES.
78. JAEL killing SISERA. ch. 4. v. 21.
79. GIDEONS fliece. ch. 6.
80. Aliud. ch. 6.
81. GIDEONS stratagem. ch. 7.
82. A woman killeth ABIMELECH. ch. 9.
83. JEPHTHAH. ch. 11.
84. SAMSON. ch. 11.
85. Aliud. chap. 11.
86. RUTH.
87. BOAZ his kindnesse to RUTH. ch. 2.
The first book of SAMUEL.
88. SAMUEL. ch. 3.
89. SAUL. ch. 10.
DAVID. ch. 16.
91. DAVID slaying GOLIAH. ch. 18.
92. IONATHAN. ch. 18.
93. SAUL enquireth of a witch at ENDOR. ch. 18.
The second book of SAMUEL.
94. BATSHEBA, ch. IX.
95. ABSALOM. ch. 14.
96. AHITHOPHEL. ch. 17.
97. ABSALOM hangedon a tree. ch. 18. v. 9.
98. DAVID weepeth for ABSALOM. ch. 18. the last v.
99. JOAB killeth AMAZA. ch. 20.
The first book of KINGS.
100. SOLOMONS choice. ch. 3. v. 9.
101. The two harlots. ch. 3. v. 16.
102. SOLOMON. ch. 3.
103. The Queen of SHEBA. ch 10.
104. REHOBOAM. ch. 12. v. 8.
105. Aliud. ch. 12.
106. JEROBOAM. ch. 12. v. the last.
107. The Prophet slain. ch. 13.
108. JEROBOAMS wife, ch. 14.
109. ELISHA. ch. 17.
110. BAALS priests and ELISHA. ch. 18.
111. AHAB. ch. 22.
The second book of KINGS.
112. ELIIAH translated. ch. 2.
113. Aliud. ch. 2.
114. ELISHA increaseth the widows oyl. ch. 4.
115. Aliud. ch. 4.
116. Death in the pot. ch. 4.
117. NAAMANS leprosie. ch. 5. v. 10.
118. GEHAZI. ch. 5. v. 26.
119. The Syrians struck with blindnesse. ch. 6.
120. IEZABEL. ch. 9.
121. AHABS seventy sonnes. ch. 10. v. 7.
122. BAALS priests slain. ch. 10.25.
123. JOASH hid in the house of GOD. ch. 11.
124. HEZEKIAH. ch. 20.
125. IOSIAH. ch. 23.
126. ZEDEKIAH. ch. 25.
The first book of CHRONICLES.
127. DAVIDS servants shav'd by HANUN. ch. 19.
128. The Giant slain by Jonathan. ch. 20. v. 7.
129. DAVIDS choice. ch. 21. v. 12.
The second book of CHRONICLES.
130. SOLOMONS prayer at the dedication of the temple. ch. 6. v. 13.
131. ASA. ch. 15.
132. JEHOSHAPHAT. ch. 18.
133. MANASSEH. ch. 33.
The book of EZRA.
134. The dedication of the second temple. ch. 3. v. 12.
The book of NEHEMIAH.
135. And their children spake half in the language of Ashdod. ch. 13. v. 24.
The book of ESTHER.
136. Queen VASNTI. ch. 1.
137. ESTHER. ch. 2.
138. HAMAN and MORDECAI. ch. 7. v. 10.
The book of JOB.
139. JOBS patience.
The book of PSALMES.
140. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdome. Psal. 111.
141. I have thought upon thy name in the night-season. Psal. 119. v. 7. oct. 7.
142. At midnight will I rise to give thanks unto thee. Psal. 119. v. 6. oct. 8.
143. Behold how good and joyfull a thing it is, brethren to dwell together in unity. Psal. 133. v. 1.
144. But mine eyes look unto thee. Psal. 141. v. 9.
145. Chap. 1. v. 1.
146. Cast in thy lot among us, &c. ch. 1. v. 14.
147. Enter not into the paths, &c. ch. 4. v. 14.
148. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber. ch. 6. v. 10.
149. Keep my commandments and live.
150. Say unto wisedome thou art my Sister. ch. 7. v. 4.
151. Doth not wisedome cry? &c. ch. 8. v. 1.
152. I love them who love me. ch. 8. v. 17.
153. And those who seek, &c. ch. 8. v. 17.
154. Wisdome hath builded her house. ch. 9. v. 1.
155. Stoln waters are sweet. ch. 9. v. 17.
156. It is a sport to a fool to do mischief. ch. 10. v. 23.
157. In much wisdome there is much sorrow. ch. 1. v. 18.
158. A good name is better then pretious ointment. ch. 7. v. 1.
159. Truly the light is sweet. ch. 11. v. 7.
160. Remember thy Creatour. ch. 12. v. 1.
161. God shall bring every work into judgement. ch. 12. v. 14.
162. I am black, but comely. ch. 1. v. 5.
163. Look not upon me because I am black. ch. 1. v. 6.
164. As the lillie among the thorns, &c. ch. 2. v. 2.
165. He brought me to the banqueting-house. ch. 2. v. 4.
166. Comfort me with apples. ch. 2. v. 5.
167. Rise up my love, my fair one, &c. ch. 2. v. 10, 11, 12. &c.
168. He feedeth among the lillies. ch. 2. v. 16.
169. I held him, and would not let him go. ch 3. v. 4.
170. His lips drop as the honey-combe. ch. 4. v. 11.
171. A garden inclos'd is my sister. ch. 4. v. 12.
172. I sleep, but my heart waketh. ch. 5. v. 2.
173. He gave me no answer. ch. 5. v. 6.
174. Tell my beloved I am sick of love. ch. 5. v. 8.
175. What is thy beloved more then another. ch. 5. v. 9.
176. His legs are like pillars of marble. ch. 5. v. 15.
177. Aliud. ch. 5.
178. My dove, my undefiled, is but one. ch. 6. v. 9.
179. Many waters cannot quench love. ch. 8. v. 7.
180. We have a little Sister, and she hath no breasts. ch. 8. v. 8.
181. Therefore with joy shall ye draw. ch. 12. v. 3.
182. We have made a covenant with death. ch. 18. v. 15.
183. Wo to the rebellious children. ch. 30. v. 1.
184. And thine ear shall hear a voice behind thee. ch. 30. v. 31.
185. Wo to them that go down to Egypt. ch. 31. v. 1.
186. I have blotted out as a thick cloud. ch. 44. v. 22.
187. As one whom his Mother comforteth. ch. 66. v. 13.
188. Moreover the word of the Lord. ch. 1. v. 11.
189. Runne ye through the streets. ch. 5. v. 1.
190. O that my head were waters! ch. 9. v. 1.
191. Wo is me for my hurt, &c. ch. 10. v. 19.
192. For mine eyes are upon all. ch. 16. v. 17.
193. So they drew up JEREMIAH. ch. 38. v. 13.
194. And it was so that when, &c. ch. 41. v. 7.
195. See, O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile. ch. 1. v. 11.
196. All thine enemies have, &c. ch. 2. v. 16.
197. Thou hast covered thy self, &c. ch. 3. v. 44.
198. They shall be slain with the sword. ch. 4. v. 9.
199. The Crown is fallen from our head, &c. ch. 5. v. 16.
200. Take this stony heart out, &c. ch. 11. v. 19.
201. Therefore ye shall no more seek vanity, &c. ch. 13. v. 23.
202. AHAHOLAH and AHOLIBAH. ch. 23. v. 1.
203. The dry bones revived, &c. ch. 37. v. 2,
204. GOOS buriall. ch. 39. v. 15.16. &c.
205. cap. ult. v. ult.
207. Aliud. ch. 3.
208. NEBUCHADNEZAR metamorphosed. ch. 4.
209. DANIEL cast into the lions den. ch. 6. v. 16.
210. His accusers devoured, &c. ch. 6. v. 24.
211. Come, and let us return unto the Lord. ch. 6. v. 1.
212. Rejoyce not, O Israel, for joy as other people. ch. 9. v. 1.
213. When Israel was a child, then I loved him &c. ch. 11. v. 1.
214. Who is wise, he shall understand these things. ch. 14. v. the last.
215. Awake ye drunkards, &c, ch. 1. v. 5.
216. Beat your plough-shares into swords, and your pru∣ning-hooks into spears. ch. 3. v. 10.
217. Ye who turn judgement to wormwoood, and leave off righteousnesse in the earth. ch. 5. v. 7.
218. Behold the dayes come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land; not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, &c. ch. 8. v. 11.
219. Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them. ch. 9. v. 2.
220. Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. v. 2.
221. JONAH swallowed by a fish. ch. 1.
222. And the Lord prepared a gourd, and made it to come over Jonah, &c. But God prepared a worm, &c. ch. 4. v. 6.7.
223. Wo to them that devise iniquity, and work evil up∣on their beds: when the morning is light they practise it. ch. 2. v. 1.
224. But thou Bethlehem-Ephratah, though thou be little amongst the thousands of JU∣DAH, &c. ch. 6. v. 2.
225. The mountains quake at him, and the hills. ch. 1. v. 6.
226. The ruine of NINEVEH. ch. 3.
227. And the Lord answered and said, Write, &c. c. 2. v. 2.
228. What profiteth the graven image, &c. ch. 2. v. 18.
229. Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea? &c. ch. 3. v. 8.
230. And it shall come to passe, at that time, that I will search erusalem with a candle, &c. ch. 1. v. 12.
231. This is the rejoycing citie, that dwelt carelesly, &c. ch. 2. v. 15.
232. Ye have sown much, but ye bring in little: ye eat, but ye have not enough. ch. 1. v. 6.
233. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, I will take the sonnes of Zerubbabel, and will make them a signet, &c. ch. 2. ver. last.
234. Yea they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, &c. ch. 7. v. 12.
235. Rejoyce greatly daughter of Sion, shout daughter of Jerusalem. ch. 9. v. 9.
236. And in that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESSE UNTO THE LORD. ch. 14. v. 20.
237. A sonne honoureth his Father, and a servant his Master: if then I be a Father, where is my honour? if a Master, where is my fear? ch. 1. v. 6.
The Gospel of our Saviour JESUS CHRIST According to S. MATTHEW.
The blessed Virgin.
The nativity of our Saviour JESUS CHRIST. ch. 2.
The miracle of the loaves. ch. 15.
The blind receiving sight. ch. 20.
JUDAS selling his LORD. ch. 26. v. 15.
JUDAS his kisse. ch. 26. v. 49.
Peter denying Christ. ch. 26. v. 74.
PILATH judgeing our Saviour. ch. 27.
The Gospel of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST according to S. MARK.
I will make you fishers of men. ch. 1.
And all the devils besought him, saying, if thou cast us out, &c. ch. 5. v. 12.
The daughter of Herodias. ch. 6.
And he looked up and said, I see men as trees walk∣ing, &c. ch. 8. v. 24.
The penitent chief. ch. 23. v. 40.
The Gospel of our Lord, and Saviour JESUS CHRIST according to S. LUKE.
When Jesus heard these things he marvelled at him, and turned about and said, &c. ch. 7. v. 9.
If a sonne shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? ch. 11. v. 11.
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it, that ye discern not this time? ch. 12. v. 56.
ZACCHAEUS. ch. 19.
The Gospel of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST according to S. JOHN.
And when the ruler of the feast had tasted, &c. ch. 2. v. 9.
Except a man be born again, &c. ch. 3. v. 3.
JESUS wept. ch. 11. v. 35.
I am the true vine. ch. 15. v. 1.
This is my commandment, that ye love one another, &c. ch. 15. v. 12.
Incredulous Thomas. ch. 20. v. 27.
The Acts of the APOSTLES.
ANANIAS and SAPPHIRA. ch. 5. v. 5. and v. 10.
Saint STEPHEN stoned. ch. 7. v. 59.
SIMON MAGUS. ch. 8. v. 18.
The baptized Eunuch. ch. 8. v. 38.
SAULS conversion. ch. 9. v. 3.
Peters deliverance. ch. 12. v. 7, 8, &c.
Sirs, What shall I do to be saved? &c. ch. 16. v. 30.
PAUL beaten, ch. 16. v. 37.
The viper shook into the fire. ch. 28. v. 5.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the ROMANS.
Who will render to every man according to his deeds. ch. 2. v. 6.
For I am perswaded that neither heighth nor depth, &c. ch. 8. v. 28.
The first Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the CORINTHIANS.
And now abideth Faith, hope and charity: but the great∣est of these is charity. ch. 13. v. the last.
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some amongst you that there is no resurre∣ction? but now is Christ risen from the dead, &c. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive. ch. 15. ver. 12.20, 22.
The second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the CORINTHIANS.
Neverthelesse though we walk in the flesh, yet we do not warre after the flesh. ch. 10. v. 3.
And I will very gladly spend, and be spent for you, &c. ch. 12. v. 15.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the GALATIANS.
Am I therefore become your enemie because I tell you the truth? ch. 4. v. 16.
For I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. ch. 6. v. 17.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the EPHESIANS.
Redeeming the time, because the dayes are evil. ch. 6. v. 16.
Stand therefore having your loyns girt about with, &c. ch. 6. v. 14.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the PHILIPPIANS.
Let nothing be done through contention or vain∣glory, &c. ch. 2. v. 3.
Let your moderation be known unto all men: the Lord is at hand. ch. 4, v. 5.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the COLOSSIANS.
Set your affections on things above, and not on things below, &c. ch. 3. v. 2.
But he that doth wrong shall receive for the wrong that he hath done, and there is no respect of persons. ch. 3. v. the last.
For what is our hope, or joy, &c. Yes, ye are our glory and joy. ch. 2. v. 19.20.
The first Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the THESSALONIANS.
Quench not the Spirit. ch. 5. v. 19.
The second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the THESSALONIANS.
And ye brethren be not weary in well-doing. ch. 3. v. 13.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to TIMOTHY.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. ch. 6. v. 8.
The second Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to TIMOTHY.
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. ch. 3. v. 7.
The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to TITUS.
The professe that they know God, but in works they deny him, ch. 1. v. the last.
The Epistle to PHILEMON.
Yet for loves sake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. verse 9.
The Epistle to the HEBREWS.
It is a fearfull thing to fall into the hands of the living God. ch. 10. v. 31.
By faith, Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaohs daughter, ch. 11. v. 24.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, then to enjoy the pleasures of sinne for a season, esteeming the reproch of Christ, &c. ch. 11. v. 25, 26.
The Epistle of the Apostle S. JAMES.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, even so &c. ch. 2. v. 26.
Therefore to him that knoweth how to do well, and doth is not, to him it is sinne. ch. 4. v. 17.
The first Epistle of the Apostle S. PETER.
For it is better if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well. doing, then for evil. ch. 3. v. 17.
But it is unto them according to the proverb, The dog is returned to his own vomit, and the some that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire. ch. 2. v. 22. ep. 2.
The first Epistle of JOHN.
He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love. ch. 4. v. 8.
The second Epistle of JOHN.
For he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil works. v. 11.
The third epistle of JOHN.
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. v. 14.
The epistle generall of JUDE.
Yet Michael the Archangel, when contending with the devil, and disputing about the body of MOSES, durst not blame him with cursed speaking, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. ver. 9.
The Revelations of JOHN.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ. ch. 1. v. 1.
Behold, he cometh with clouds, &c. ch. 1. v. 7.
I am he that liveth, and was dead. ch. 1. v. 18.
Be thou faithfull unto the death, &c. ch. 2. v. 10.
And I will give thee a crown of life. ch. 2. v. 10.
I am Alpha, and Omega. ch. 22. v. 13.
Aliud. ch. 22. v. 13.
Blessed are they that do his commandments. ch. 22. v. 14.
Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly. ch. 22. v. 20.
An additionall corollary of divine Epigrams, such as cannot be referred to any particular place of Scripture.
Saint Paul beheaded.
Mary Magdalens joyes after mourning.
CHRIST to me is gain.
Heavenly love.
On the end of the World.
A Divine Poem on the cruell death and Pussion of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
An Hymn on the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
An Hymn on the glorious Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Iesus Christ.
A Hymn on the day of Pentecost.