John Milton: his life and times, religious and political opinions

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E. Wilson, 1833 - MILTON, JOHN, 1608-1674 - 397 pages
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Page 65 - words :—" Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undaz/led eyes at the full mid-day beam; purging and unsealing her
Page 66 - eyes at the full mid-day beam; purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about amazed at what she means*, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms.
Page 298 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Page 345 - of our adoption to be the sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed; faith is confirmed, and grace increased, by virtue of prayer unto God. The baptism of young children is in any wise to be retained in the church, as most agreeable with the institution of Christ.
Page 305 - Three Poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England, did adorn: The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of nature could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two.
Page 106 - and seas, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle warms. Lift not thy spear against the Muses' bower : The great Emathian conqueror bid spare The house of Pindarus, when temple and tower Went to the ground: And the repeated air Of sad Electra's poet had the power To save the Athenian walls from ruin bare.
Page 217 - stocks and stones, Forget not; in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that roll'd Mother with infants down the rocks.* Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills, and they To heaven. Their martyr'd blood and ashes sow O'er all the Italian fields where still doth
Page 301 - So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found Among the faithless, faithful only he ; Among innumerable false, unmov'd, Unshaken, unseduc'd, unterrify'd, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal: Nor number, nor example, with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single.
Page 363 - Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, 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.
Page 346 - against the common order of the church, and hurteth the authority of the magistrate, and woundeth the consciences of weak brethren. ' Every particular or national church, hath authority to ordain, change, and abolish ceremonies or rites of the church, ordained only by men's authority, so that all things be done to edifying.'

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