Nor knowing us nor known; and if by prayer Incessant I could hope to change the will Of Him who all things can, I would not cease To weary Him with my assiduous cries. But prayer against His absolute decree No more avails than breath against the wind,... Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books - Page 343by John Milton - 1750Full view
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John Milton - English literature - 1926 - 412 pages
...places else Nor knowing as nor known: and if by prayer Inhospitable appeer and desolate, Incessant I could hope to change the will Of him who all things can, I would not cease To wearie him with my assiduous cries: But prayer againsl his absolute Decree No more availes...