Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections from the Spectator [no.584-631]; also "Critique on Milton's Paradise lost, paper I-XVIII" from no. 267-369] Selections from the Guardian. Selections from the Freeholder

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Page 76 - glass the Tuscan artists view At ev'ning, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, on her spotty globe, His spear (to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand) He walkM with, to support uneasy
Page 81 - of those livid flames Casts pale and dreadful ' The shout of the whole host of fallen angels when drawn up in battle array; ' The universal host up sent A shout that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.' The review which the leader makes of his infernal
Page 76 - th' midst a horrid vale. Then with expanded wings he steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight His pond'rous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb
Page 131 - sentiments, he describes, in the beginning of this book, the acceptance which these their prayers met with in a short allegory, formed upon that beautiful passage in holy writ :•' And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the
Page 77 - th'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 heav'n.
Page 123 - like folly shows; Authority and reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally ; and to consummate all, Greatness of mind and nobleness their seat Build in her loveliest, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic plac'd.
Page 123 - her irrecoverably lost, he resolves to perish with her rather than to live without her: -Some cursed fraud Of enemy hath beguil'd thee, yet unknown, And me with thee hath ruin'd; for with thee Certain my resolution is to die. How can I live without thee ? how forego Thy sweet converse and love so
Page 114 - Into the clouds, their tops ascend the sky: So high as heav'n the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters ' We have also the rising of the whole vegetable world described in this day's work, which is filled with all the graces that other
Page 123 - To live again in these wild woods forlorn ? Should God create another Eve, and I Another rib afford, yet loss of thee Would never from my heart; no, no! I feel The link of nature draw me: flesh of flesh, Boue of my bone thou art, and from thy
Page 111 - His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal: Nor number, nor example, with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change bis constant mind, Though single. From amidst them forth he pass'd. Long way thro" hostile scorn, which he sustain'd Superior, nor of violence fear'd aught; And, with retorted scorn, his back he turn'd On those proud tow'rs to swift destruction doom'd.

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