A Milton Handbook

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F. S. Crofts & Company, 1926 - 304 pagina's
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Pagina 40 - O thou that with surpassing glory crowned, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new world; at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads; to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name 0 sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams That bring to my remembrance from what state 1 fell, how glorious once above thy sphere; Till pride and worse ambition threw me down 40 Warring in heaven against heaven's matchless king: Ah wherefore!
Pagina 238 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Pagina 147 - More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues, In darkness, and with dangers compassed round, And solitude; yet not alone, while thou Visit'st my slumbers nightly, or when Morn Purples the East.
Pagina 277 - I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem...
Pagina 281 - Nation, the Scripture also affords us a divine pastoral Drama in the Song of Solomon consisting of two persons and a double Chorus, as Origen rightly judges. And the Apocalypse of St. John is the majestic image of a high and stately Tragedy, shutting up and intermingling her solemn Scenes and Acts with a sevenfold Chorus of hallelujahs and harping symphonies : and this my opinion the grave authority of Pareus commenting that book is sufficient to confirm.
Pagina 242 - Indian mount, or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees...
Pagina 39 - O thou, that, with surpassing glory crown'd, Look'st from thy sole dominion, like the god Of this new world ; at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminish'd heads ; to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name, 0 sun ! to tell thee how I hate thy beams, That bring to my remembrance from what state 1 fell, how glorious once above thy sphere...
Pagina 240 - Warred on by cranes : though all the giant brood Of Phlegra with the heroic race were joined That fought at Thebes and Ilium, on each side Mixed with auxiliar gods ; and what resounds In fable or romance of Uther's son Begirt with British and Armoric knights...
Pagina 259 - The secrets of th' Abyss to spy. He pass'd the flaming bounds of Place and Time: The living Throne, the...
Pagina 69 - Colasterion ; a Reply to A nameless Answer against the Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce...

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