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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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Thoughts on prayer

William Boyd Carpenter (bp. of Ripon.) - 1873 - 132 pages
...this end, that "men ought always to pray, and not to faint." II. se to " AND if by prayer Incessant, I could hope to change the will Of Him who all things can, I would not ceaser To weary Him with my assiduous cries." T KT Thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton. Edited, with Introductions ..., Volume 1

John Milton, Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1874 - 608 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; 310 \No more avails than breath against the wind, ' Blown...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with life and notes [by G. Gilfillan ...

John Milton - 1874 - 754 pages
...places else 1 uhospitable 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 794 pages
...innocent, and to their thoughts Firm peace recover'd soon, and wonted calm. MILTON. If by pray'r 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. MILTON. But that from us aught should ascend to heav'n...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1876 - 599 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear and desolate, ISTor 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 ]SFo more avails...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876 - 836 pages
...places else Inhospitable appear, and desolate ; Nor knowing us, nor known : and, if by prayer Incessant suffer it to be printed without this acknowledgment. The reader, who w cease To weary him with my assiduous cries : But prayer against his absolute decree No more avails...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 762 pages
...r»u« By all the feasts on earth since their foundation. 2825. PRAYER. Limit to IF by prayer Incessant And the mild light of her sweet face is mirrored ”a the eyes of her c i To weary Him with my assiduous cries. But prayer against His absolute decree No more avails than...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Memoir and Notes

John Milton - 1880 - 604 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton; with Memoir, Explanatory and Glossarial ...

John Milton - 1880 - 628 pages
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1880 - 842 pages
...ces else Inhospitable appear and der-olate, 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 iibsoliite decree Ho more avails...
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