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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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 752 pages
...nnhallow'd pass, But still remember what the Lord hath done. 8h. Hen. vi. n. 2, 1. 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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The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - English poetry - 1868 - 632 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 complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the ..., Volume 1

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 602 pages
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 2

John Milton - 1870 - 352 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: 310 But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Issue 322

John Milton - 1871 - 526 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 than...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 958 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear and desolate, Nor knowing us nor known ; and if by prayer I ncessant dies ? The loud waves, rolling in perpetual flow, Stopped for a while cease To weary him with my assiduous cries. But pi-,iyer against his absolute decree No mon.' Ħivuils...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1872 - 622 pages
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Paradise lost, the text reprod. from the 1st ed. of 1667, with an appendix ...

John Milton - 1873 - 418 pages
...places elfe Inhofpitable appeer and defolate, Nor knowing us nor known : and if by prayer Inceflant I could hope to change the will Of him who all things can, I would not ceafe 310 To wearie him with my afliduous cries : But prayer againft his abfolute Decree No more availes...
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The poetical works John Milton. Repr., with memoir, notes, &c, Issue 477

John Milton - 1873 - 606 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 criea. But prayer against His absolute decree No more avails than...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author; Preliminary ...

John Milton - 1873 - 678 pages
...else 805 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: sio But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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