The Works of the English Poets: Milton
H. Hughs, 1779 - English poetry
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Adam againſt Angels arms battel behold BOOK bounds bright bring call'd clouds command created creatures dark darkneſs death deep delight divine doubt dread dwell earth equal eternal evil eyes fair fall Father fear feat feem'd fell fhall fide field fight fince fire firft firſt flaming fome fons foon force foul fpake fruit fuch gates glory Gods gold golden grace half hand happy hath head heard Heav'n heav'nly Hell hill hope king lefs light live loft Mean mind morn nature night o'er once pain Paradife perhaps pow'r Powers pure receive reign rife round Satan ſhall Spirits ſtand ſtate ſtood thee thence theſe things thoſe thou thoughts throne till tree voice whence whofe wide winds wings
Page 11 - Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Page 238 - Tell, if ye saw, how came I thus, how here? Not of myself; by some great Maker then, In goodness and in power pre-eminent: Tell me how may I know him, how adore, From whom I have that thus I move and live, And feel that I am happier than I know...
Page 157 - Hear, all ye angels, progeny of light, Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers ; Hear my decree, which unrevoked shall stand. This day I have begot whom I declare My only Son, and on this holy hill Him have anointed, whom ye now behold At my right hand; your head I him appoint; And by myself have sworn, to him shall bow All knees in heaven, and shall confess him Lord...
Page 77 - By sin to foul exorbitant desires: Upheld by me, yet once more he shall stand On even ground against his mortal foe, By me upheld, that he may know how frail...
Page 72 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 224 - Magnificent, his six days' work, a world : Open, and henceforth oft; for God will deign To visit oft the dwellings of just men, Delighted; and with frequent intercourse Thither will send his winged messengers On errands of supernal grace.
Page 143 - Air, and ye elements, the eldest birth Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our great Maker still new praise.
Page 141 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Page 35 - Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursued us through the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low...
Page 100 - 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, Warring in Heaven against Heaven's matchless King!