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" 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 343
by John Milton - 1750
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...else 305 Inhospitable' appear, and desolate; 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: 310 But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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Oeuvres, Volume 15

Jacques Delille - English poetry - 1824 - 404 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear, and desolate ; 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...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824 - 572 pages
...places else sos Inhospitable' appear and desolate, 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 : 310 But pray'r against his absolute decree No more avails...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear, and desolate, Nor knowing us nor known; and if by pray'r Incessant unknown descends th' unguarded store, Or wanders, heaven-directed, to cease To weary him with my assiduous cries: But pray'r against his absolute decree No more avails than...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 6

John Milton - 1826 - 476 pages
...40 Ver. 19. Of my incessant prayers] So, in Par. Lost, B.'xi. 307. " And, if by prayer " Incessant I could hope to change the will " Of him who all things can, I would not cease . 12. Thee will I praise, O Lord my God, Thee honour and adore With my whole heart, and blaze...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 2, Volume 11

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 406 pages
...Incessantly, and to his reading brings not A spirit and judgment equal or tuperior. If by prayer Inceuant I could hope to change the will Of him who all things can, I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous cries. Id. The Christians, who carried their religion through...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 516 pages
...places else Inhospitable' appear and desolate, 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 pray'r against his absolute decree No more avails than...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1831 - 328 pages
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1831 - 294 pages
...else 305 Inhospitable appear, and desolate ; 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 : 310 But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1834 - 498 pages
...places else 305 Inhospitable appear and desolate, 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. MO But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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