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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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Philosophical Essays

Antony Flew - Analysis (Philosophy). - 1998 - 228 pages
...[it] is the speech of those that affirm or deny, and expresseth truth and falsity."45 If one quoted Others apart sat on a hill retired In thoughts more...high Of providence, foreknowledge, will and fate; Fixt fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute And found no end, in wandering mazes lost (Milton, Paradise...
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International Law Reports, Volume 111

Elihu Lauterpacht, C. J. Greenwood, A. G. Oppenheimer - Law - 1998 - 754 pages
...varying motives to crime as a matter of metaphysics — of sitting as did the fallen angels reasoning high of Providence, foreknowledge, will and fate. Fixed fate, free will foreknowledge absolute, And found no end in wandering mazes lost.1"' 75. The resounding point from these eloquent passages...
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Five Types of Ethical Theory, Volume 2

C. D. Broad - Philosophy - 2000 - 318 pages
...0-415-22573-6 The International Library of Philosophy: 56 Volumes ISBN 0-415-21803-9 TO JACK DONALDSON 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. Of good and evil much they argued then. Of happiness and...
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Shakespeare's Dramatic Genres

Lawrence Danson - Drama - 2000 - 172 pages
...divide into affinity groups to pass away eternity. Some go in for athletics, others for war-games. 'Others apart sat on a hill retired, | In thoughts...fate, | Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, | And found no end, in wandering mazes lost' (Book II, 567-71). That hellish seminar may warn us against...
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Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost

John N. King - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 262 pages
...Sin as a personification follows PL 3.446, cd. Flannagan. 7 The absurd debate of theologian-devils "Of providence, foreknowledge, will and fate, /Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, /And found no end, in wandering mazes lost" (2.559 ') anticipates Limbo. Fidelia's tutelage "Of God,...
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The Piety of John Witherspoon: Pew, Pulpit, and Public Forum

L. Gordon Tait - Religion - 2001 - 292 pages
...Ibid., 65. 38. John Milton, Paradise Lost, 2.557-61: Odiers apart sat on a hill retired, In dioughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of providence, foreknowledge,...fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. 39. "Lectures on Divinity," Works, 4:87-88. 40. Ibid, 67....
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Flavius Josephus on the Pharisees: A Composition-Critical Study

Steve Mason - Religion - 2001 - 446 pages
...Christian theology has made famous attempts to tackle the problem. Milton writes of the fallen angels who: reasoned high Of Providence, foreknowledge, will and...fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute; And formed no end, in wandering mazes lost. Paradise Lost 2:557f., cited in Greene, Moira, 397. 154...
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On Interpretation: Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred

Sonja Hansard-Weiner - Culture and law - 2002 - 296 pages
...ourselves, either ignorantly so or knowing "what we are." 18 Justice, Grace, and Free Will in Paradise Lost Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more...Fate, Fixed Fate, Free Will, Foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost. (2: 557-61) At the end of Book 10, Adam and Eve, after a...
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English Ivy

Catherine Palmer - Fiction - 2002 - 338 pages
...painted a vain picture of myself, not unlike one of Milton's idle philosophers when he wrote: Othen apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate,...fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost. "You see, my dear girl, my own selfish desire to end my...
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Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Poets, English - 2002 - 296 pages
...to be its discrepancy with the usage of 'all known languages' (L 129). 9. The fallen angels talked 'Of providence, foreknowledge, will and fate, | Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, | And found no end, in wandring mazes lost' (Paradise Lost, II, ll. 559-61), lines STC later applies...
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