Tag Archives: conceit

Huswifery

23 Sep

Another conceit, this time “Make me…. Thy spinning wheel complete.” Taylor goes some length to elucidate the parts of himself, as a rational being, and how God might influence him. The larger question, to me, is what will Edwards as spinning wheel produce. This question is answered, sort of, in the final two lines, where it is suggested that the clothes he makes, and then wears (apparently no longer a loom, but conveniently, a person) will glorify God. I guess the theme would be, God, make me better/ reveal me as one of your elect, so that I might be a sign of your glory.

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