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" So were created, nor can justly accuse Their maker, or their making, or their fate, As if predestination overruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books - Page 57
by John Milton - 1899 - 372 pages
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1852 - 858 pages
...over-rul'd Their will , dispos'd by absolute deeree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves deereed Their own revolt, not I ; if I foreknew , Foreknowledge...had no influence on their fault , Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of fate, . Or aught by me immutably...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of fate, i20 Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass, authors to themselves in all, Both what they j udge and what they choose; for so I form'd them free, and free they must remain, Till they enthrall...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 472 pages
...their making, or their fate, As if predestination overruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge : they themselves decreed Their...unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of fate, Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass, authors to themselves in all Both what they judge,...
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John Wesley

John Wesley - Biography & Autobiography - 1964 - 532 pages
...therefore, as to right belonged So were created, . . . So without least impulse or shadow of fate, Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass,...all Both what they judge and what they choose; for so I formed them free: and free they must remain, Till they enthrall themselves. I else must change...
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The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski - Philosophy - 1996 - 215 pages
...over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, Or by me immutablie foreseen,...
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Death in Milton's Poetry

Clay Daniel - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 194 pages
...chooses death. As God says of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost, So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass,...in all Both what they judge and what they choose. (3.120-23) In Samson Agonistes, though providence fulfills God's prophecy, the play is a tragedy because...
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The Deepest Questions You Can Ask about God: As Answered by the World's ...

William Gerber - Religion - 1995 - 166 pages
...expressed essentially the same thought in his Paradise Lost, in a passage in which God said: (346) If I foreknew. Foreknowledge had no influence on their...fault Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. of reconciling God's foreknowledge with human freedom. Hartshorne wrote, in l956: (347) If the events...
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 230 pages
...their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, Or aught by me immutably foreseen, They trespass,...all Both what they judge and what they choose; for so I form'd them free, and free they must remain, Till they enthrall themselves: I else must change...
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The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995

Martin Gardner - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 618 pages
...and how their disobedience resulted from free will even though he knew how they would decide: . . . They themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I. If...fault Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. Peirce saw nothing wrong in this medieval way of harmonizing free will with divine foreknowledge, even...
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Infinity, Faith, and Time: Christian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

John Spencer Hill - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 224 pages
...over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge: they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. The second stage is predestination. Like contemporary Anglicans, Milton...
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