Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

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Phillips, Sampson, & Company, 1851
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Page 4 - 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, 25 And justify the ways of God to men. Say first, for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of Hell; say first, what
Page 160 - it divide The waters from the waters ; and God made The firmament, expanse of liquid, pure, Transparent, elemental air, diffused 265 In circuit to the uttermost convex Of this great round ; partition firm and sure, The waters underneath from those above Dividing : for as earth, so he the world Built on circumfluous waters calm, in wide
Page 91 - Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, 600 They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleased: Now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires: Hesperus, that led
Page 92 - conversing, I forget all time ; All seasons, and their change, all please alike. 640 Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds : pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit,
Page 25 - HIGH on a throne of royal stale, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised 6 To that bad eminence : and, from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high : insatiate to pursue
Page 210 - Earth felt the wound ; and Nature from her Beat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe, That all was lost. Back to the thicket slunk The guilty Serpent; and well might; for Eve, Intent now wholly on her taste, nought else 785 Regarded ; such delight till then, as
Page 43 - cither ; black it stood as Night, 670 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell. And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand, and from his seat The monster moving onward came as fast 075 With horrid strides ; Hell trembled as he strode.
Page 294 - plain ; then disappeared. 640 They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand; the gate With dreadful faces throng'd, and fiery arms: Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wiped them soon; The world was all before them, where
Page 8 - may henceforth most offend Our Enemy , our own loss how repair How overcome this dire calamity ; What reinforcement wo may gain from hope, 190 If not, what resolution from despair. Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed ; his other parts
Page 173 - quaint opinions wide Hereafter ; when they come to model Heaven And calculate the stars, how they will wield M) The mighty frame ; how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances ; how gird the sphere With centric and eccentric scribbled o'er, Cycle and epicycle, orb in orb : Already by thy reasoning this I guess,

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