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" Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost... "
Paradise Lost - Page 101
by John Milton - 1896 - 210 pages
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The New Englander, Volume 9

Criticism - 1851 - 650 pages
...human speculatists on duty and morals, do we not encounter on the threshold those terrible problems of 'Providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate — Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute,' problems that have tasked the unaided understanding of man ever since he began to think and to reason?...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 9

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1851 - 684 pages
...human spoculatists on duty and morals, do we not encounter on the threshold those terrible problems of ' Providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate — Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute,' problems that have tasked the unaided understanding of man ever since he began to think and to reason...
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India and the Gospel; Or, An Empire for the Messiah

William Clarkson - Christianity and other religions - 1851 - 370 pages
...discourse on such subjects as Milton describes as forming the converse of his " grand infernal peers." " Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and rcason'd high Of prudence, foreknowledge, will, and fate ; Fix'd fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute...
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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle to the Romans;.

Albert Barnes - Bible - 1851 - 344 pages
...wonderful that the discussion of them has given rise to endless controversies; and that they who have Of Providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate; Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, Have found no end, in wandering mazes lost. Reasoned high (5.) It cannot be denied that ane reason...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - Authors, English - 1851 - 428 pages
...Of providenee, foreknowledge, will, and fate;r Fix'd fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute : 5t And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. Of good and evil mueh they argued then, Of happiness and final misery, Passion and apathy, and glory and shame; Vain...
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The Evangelical and Oxford Movements

Elisabeth Jay - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 240 pages
...personages, as patrons and guardians of his intellectual temple, who of old time, before faith had birth, Apart sat on a hill retired In thoughts more elevate,...high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Passion and apathy, and glory, and shame Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy. And, indeed, he does...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - Poetry - 1990 - 280 pages
...ravishment The thronging audience. In discourse more sweet (For eloquence the soul, song charms the sense,) Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more...fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. [546-61] I pass over the typical effect of the inversion...
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The Uses of Antiquity: The Scientific Revolution and the Classical Tradition

Stephen Gaukroger - History - 1991 - 288 pages
...Restoration period in England, are particularly evident in the free will debate: of Milton's angels, Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more...reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and FateFixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absoluteAnd found no end, in wandering mazes lost. 3 For Pico,...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 630 pages
...ravishment The thronging audience. In discourse more sweet (For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms the Sense) Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more...Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate Fixed fate, free-will, foreknowledge absolute - 560 And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. Of good and evil...
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The Great Harmonia: The Thinker

Andrew J. Davis - 1996 - 428 pages
...has made it a part of their endless punishment — ' Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thought more elevate; and reasoned high Of providence, fore-knowledge, will, and fate; Fixed fate, free will, fin-tno\cUdge aktolute, And found no end, In wandering mazes lost.' " In connection with this branch'W...
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