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" The guarded gold ; so eagerly the fiend O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. 950 "
Paradise Lost - Page 73
by John Milton - 1896 - 408 pages
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1851 - 384 pages
...on, with shoulders, hands, and head'] ' So eagerly the fiend O'er bog, o'er steep, through streight, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or...And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.' Wide as a windmill all his figure spread, With arms expanded Bernard rows his state, 67 And left-legg'd...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 88

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1851 - 610 pages
...ground ; thence many a league, O'er bog, or steep, through straight, rough, dense, or rare, "U'ith head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies." Nor are there wanting, to promote our sympathy, the qualities of acute perception, docility, mimicry,...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 30

Literature - 1851 - 656 pages
...ground; thence many a league, O'er bog, or steep, through straight, rough, dense, or rare, With bead, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. Nor are there wanting, to promote our sympathy, the qualities of acute perception, docility, mimicry,...
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A Text-book of Zoology for Schools

Philip Henry Gosse - Electronic books - 1851 - 444 pages
...burrowing, and of flight; thus, like Milton's fiend, it is qualified for different elements, and ' Through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues its way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.' ""With such diversified powers of attaining...
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Essays and Studies, Volume 9

English Association - English literature - 1924 - 152 pages
...broader questions of structure, and recall the apparent formlessness of The Dynasts, where the reader O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or...And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies; and add to that the labyrinthine windings of the tale of Lord Jim and the devastating disorders of...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1963 - 884 pages
...and wings, &c.] Milton <Par. Lost, ii 947—5>, —So eagerly the fiend O'er bog, o'er steep, thro' strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings,...And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. 66. Curl's Corinna] This name it seems was taken by one Mrs. T— <ie Thomas>, who procured some private...
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Report of the Department of Education for the Year ...

Manitoba. Department of Education - Education - 1900 - 558 pages
...a fiery Alp, Rocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death, A universe of death ! (d) O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense,...And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies. (e) - On a sudden open fly, With impetuous recoil and jarring sound, The infernal doors, and on their...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 66

England - 1849 - 802 pages
...went at him right in front—but such another flounder ! Then, sir, I first knew fatigue. NORTH. " So eagerly THE FIEND O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, 01 rare, With head, hands, wiugs, or feet pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps,...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 388 pages
...[2.932—38] So on he slogs: “behoves him now both Oare and Saile,” says the poet sarcastically: Ore bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare,...his way, And swims or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flyes. . . [2.948—50] At length he blunders into “a universal hubbub wilde” which represents...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 160 pages
...elicits unclean locomotion. Satan "tread[sj" the "crude consistence, half on foot, / Half flying": So eagerly the fiend O'er bog or steep, through strait,...And swims or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies ... (II. 947-50) So too, when Satan appears on the outer shell of the created universe, he discovers...
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