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" His hand to execute what his decree Fix'd on this day? Why do I overlive? Why am I mock'd with death, and lengthen'd out To deathless pain ? How gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible ! How glad would lay me down, As in my... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed the Life of the Author - Page 206
by John Milton - 1829 - 375 pages
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876 - 840 pages
...lengthen'd out To deathless pain ? How gladly would 1 meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth 1 iiwnsible ! 7 sle*?p secure ; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears ; no fear of worse To me, and to...
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Side-lights on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - Bible - 1877 - 400 pages
...of the Miltonic Adam : " How gladly would I meet Mortality, my sentence, and be earth Insensible ! how glad would lay me down, As in my mother's lap ! there I should rest, And sleep secure." It is Blind Old Milton himself that is made by Aytoun to ask if he, " Tithonus-like, must linger here,...
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The Classic Poets: Their Lives and Their Times, with the Epics Epitomised

William T. Dobson - Epic poetry - 1879 - 458 pages
...lengthen'd out To deathless pain ? how gladly would I meet Mortality, my sentence, and be earth Insensible. How glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap ?...offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Pursues me still, lest all I cannot die ; Lest that pure breath of life, the spirit of man Which...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Memoir and Notes

John Milton - 1880 - 604 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton; with Memoir, Explanatory and Glossarial ...

John Milton - 1880 - 628 pages
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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 474 pages
...be earth Insensible ! how gladly would I lay me down As in my mother's lap ! there I should rest eo And sleep secure ; his dreadful voice no more Would...offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Pursues me still, lest all I cannot die ; 65 Lest that pure breath of life, the spirit of man...
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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1880 - 762 pages
...deathless pain? How gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible! How glad would lav me down, As in my mother's lap! There I should rest....his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears. But Milton had not the touch with which to make deep heart-chords respond. Above, where he succeeded...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1880 - 712 pages
...sentence, and be earth Insensible ! how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap I there should I rest And sleep secure ; his dreadful voice no more...thunder in my ears, no fear of worse To me and to my olf-sprin^, wouid torment me With cruel cxIxM-'latiou. This whole speech is full of the like emotion,...
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A Library of Religious Poetry: A Collection of the Best Poems of All Ages ...

Philip Schaff, Arthur Gilman - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1880 - 1108 pages
...lengthened out To deathless pain ? how gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible ! her veins were sapless and old, And she rose lo my offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Pursues me still, lest all I...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton - 1881 - 894 pages
...lengthen'd out To deathless pain? how gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible ! how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap ?...no more Would thunder in my ears ; no fear of worse 780 To me and to my offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Pursues me still,...
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