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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: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1843 - 448 pages
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear, and desolate ; Nor knowing us, nor known : and, if by prayer Incessant both when we wake, and when we sleep : ' All these with ceaseless pra 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, Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1849 - 842 pages
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Cyclopędia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844 - 692 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...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845 - 490 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 1 To this — ie compared to this. 2 How shall we breathe, &c — The antithesis between " air"...
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The Spiritual Magazine, and Zion's Casket

Christian life - 1846 - 656 pages
...earlier measures — just as the sublime Milton here expresses it. — " 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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - Authors, English - 1847 - 712 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear and desolate, Nor knowing us, nor known : and if by prayer Incessant, To hill, cease To weary him with my assiduous cries : But pray'r against his absolute decree No more avails...
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts. Night Thoughts on Life, Death and ...

John Milton, Edward Young - 1848 - 600 pages
...else 306 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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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

John Milton - 1849 - 654 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 lint prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849 - 708 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear and desolate, Nor knowing us, nor known : and if by prayer Incessant, f a cloud, and peeps over the eastern hills, thrustin ran, I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous cries : But pray'r against his absolute decree...
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