Paradise Lost, Volume 1

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Maynard, Merrill & Company, 1879 - 94 pages

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Page 56 - or the shady vale. Cf. also Byron's: "Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.
Page 36 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God : I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north : I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High
Page 33 - Fast by the oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues 15 range. In Deuteronomy the former, in the other books of the Pentateuch the latter, is named as the mount whence the law was promulgated. 8,
Page 35 - the bottom (of the sea). 24. Argument.—The subject or theme, a meaning now falling out of use. 26. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight ; that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest ( and be clear when thou judgest,
Page 53 - heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. 255 What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be; all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater 1 Here at least We shall be free; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy; will not drive us hence:
Page 90 - From heaven they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropp'd from the zenith like a falling star, 745 On Lemnos, the
Page 93 - In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that Pygmean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount; or faery elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while
Page 60 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 58 - Wav'd round the coast, up call'da pitchy cloud 340 Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind, That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night, and darken'd all the land of Nile: So numberless were those bad angels seen, Hovering on wing under the cope of hell, 345 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires
Page 70 - Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And he set the one in Beth-el, and the other put he in Dan.

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