The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Explanatory Notes, and a Life of the Author

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D. Appleton, 1852 - 552 pages
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Page 78 - he thou; since against his thy will Chose freely what it now so justly rues. Me miserahle ! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair! Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell ; 75 And in the lowest deep a lower deep Still
Page 412 - And the mower whets his scythe. And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Straight mine eye hath canght new pleasures Whilst the landskip round it measures, -• Russet lawns and fallows grey, Where
Page 171 - Thou Sun, said I, fair light, And thou enlighten'd Earth, so fresh and gay ; Ye Hills and Dales, ye Rivers, Woods, and Plains, And ye that live and move, fair Creatures, tell, 270 Tell if ye saw, how came I thus '. how here ? Not of myself:
Page 414 - long drawn out, 140 With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus
Page 12 - hrooding on the vast ahyss, And mad'st it pregnant. What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence,
Page 461 - The frozen earth, and clothe in fresh attire The lily' and rose, that neither sow'd nor spun. What neat repast shall feast us, light and choice Of Attic taste, with wine, whence we may rise 10 To hear the lute well touch'd, or artful voice Warhle immortal notes and Tuscan air? He who of those delights can judge, and
Page 22 - like measure found ; So Jove usurping reign'd: these first in Crete And Ida known, thence on the snowy top 515 Of cold Olympus, ruled the middle air, Their highest heav'n ; or on the Delphian cliff, Or in Dodona, and through all the hounds Of Doric land; or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to
Page 56 - Before the Sun, Before the Heav'ns thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest 10 The rising world of waters dark and deep. Won from the void and formless infinite. Thee I
Page 58 - At So much the rather thou. celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her pow-rs Irradiate, there plant eyes ; all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things
Page 399 - He that has light within his own clear hreast May sit i' th' centre, and enjoy hright day : But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts, Benighted walks under the mid-day sun : Himself is his own dungeon. I do not

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