The Paradise Lost

A.S. Barnes & Company, 1867 - 552 páginas

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Página 23 - All is not lost; th' unconquerable will And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome ^. That glory never shall his wrath or might 110 Extort from me.. To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee, and deify his pow'r, Who from
Página 118 - So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her pow'rs Irradiate, there plant eyes ; all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight. 55 Now had th'*Almighty Father from above, From the pure empyrean where he sits High
Página 118 - Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the Book of knowledge fair Presented with an universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And Wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her
Página 30 - horrors, hail 250 Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new possessor ; one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Hcav'n.
Página 48 - now prepared To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half inclose him round With all his peers. Attention held them mute Thrice he essay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth. At last Words interwove with sighs found out their way.
Página 17 - Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flow'd Fast by the oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian Mount, while it pursues 16 Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
Página 31 - Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in hell; \ Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. But wherefore let we then our faithful friends, Th' associates and copartners of our loss, 265 Lie thus
Página 43 - Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine Witness the streets of Sodom, and that night In Gibeah, when the hospitable door Exposed a matron, to avoid worse rape. 605 These were the prime in order and in might: The rest were long to tell, though far
Página 61 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
Página 86 - Hocks, caves, lakes, fens, bogs, dens, and shades of death, A universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, 625 Abominable, inutterable, and worse Than fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceived, Gorgons and Hydras, and Chimeras dire.

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