Milton's Samson Agonistes and Lycidas, with Notes Etc. , by J. Hunter

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General Books, 2013 - 38 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... move with feigned remorse, Confess, and promise wonders in her change, --Not truly penitent, but chief to try Her husband, how far urged his patience bears, 755 His virtue or weakness which way to assail. Then, with more cautious and instructed skill, Again transgresses, and again submits; 736. The fact. The act. See 747. More unfortunate.' More note on I. 93. unfortunate in its consequence 738. Though my pardon, $c. than rash on my part. Though it has in no way assured 748. Hytena. The hyena was me of forgiveness. Dalila means fabled to imitate a human voice that she made no merit of her to attract people to it, and devour penance. them. 744. To appease. That is, 755. How far urged. The desirous to appease. circumstance expressed in these 746. To recompense. To com-words is object to the transitive pensate. verb bears. That wisest and best men, full oft beguiled, With goodness principled not to reject T60 The penitent, but ever to forgive, Are drawn to wear out miserable days, Entangled with a poisonous bosom snake; If not by quick destruction soon cut oif, As I by thee, to ages an example. 765 Dal. Yet hear me, Samson; not that I endeavour To lessen or extenuate my offence, But that, on the other side, if it be weighed By itself, with aggravations not surcharged, Or else with just allowance counterpoised, 770 I may, if possible, thy pardon find The easier toward me, or thy hatred less: --First granting, as I do, it was a weakness In me, but incident to all our sex, Curiosity, inquisitive, importune 775 Of secrets, then with like infirmity To publish them--both common female faults: --Was it not weakness also to make known, For importunity, that is, for nought, Wherein consisted all thy strength and safety?-780 To what I did thou shewedst...

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John Milton, English scholar and classical poet, is one of the major figures of Western literature. He was born in 1608 into a prosperous London family. By the age of 17, he was proficient in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Milton attended Cambridge University, earning a B.A. and an M.A. before secluding himself for five years to read, write and study on his own. It is believed that Milton read evertything that had been published in Latin, Greek, and English. He was considered one of the most educated men of his time. Milton also had a reputation as a radical. After his own wife left him early in their marriage, Milton published an unpopular treatise supporting divorce in the case of incompatibility. Milton was also a vocal supporter of Oliver Cromwell and worked for him. Milton's first work, Lycidas, an elegy on the death of a classmate, was published in 1632, and he had numerous works published in the ensuing years, including Pastoral and Areopagitica. His Christian epic poem, Paradise Lost, which traced humanity's fall from divine grace, appeared in 1667, assuring his place as one of the finest non-dramatic poet of the Renaissance Age. Milton went blind at the age of 43 from the incredible strain he placed on his eyes. Amazingly, Paradise Lost and his other major works, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, were composed after the lost of his sight. These major works were painstakingly and slowly dictated to secretaries. John Milton died in 1674.

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