An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns, in His Paradise Lost

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J. Payne and J. Bouquet, 1750 - 164 páginas
 

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Página 146 - To overcome in battle, and subdue Nations, and bring home spoils with infinite Manslaughter, shall be held the highest pitch Of human glory, and for glory done Of triumph, to be styled great conquerors, Patrons of mankind, Gods, and sons of Gods, Destroyers rightlier call'd and plagues of men. Thus fame shall be achieved, renown on earth, And what most merits fame in silence hid.
Página 23 - OF Man's firft difobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whofe mortal tafte Brought death into the world, and all our woe.
Página 67 - What love sincere, and reverence in my heart I bear thee, and unweeting have offended, Unhappily deceiv'd ! Thy suppliant I beg , and clasp thy knees; bereave me not, Whereon I live, thy gentle looks, thy aid, Thy counsel, in this uttermost distress, My only strength and stay : forlorn of thee, Whither shall I betake me, where subsist...
Página 25 - Th' infernal Serpent ; he it was, whose guile Stirr'd up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd The Mother of Mankind, what time his Pride Had cast him out from Heav'n, with all his Host Of Rebel Angels, by whose aid aspiring To set himself in Glory...
Página 70 - That must be mortal to us both. O flow'rs, " That never will in other climate grow, My early visitation, and my...
Página 101 - Open, ye everlasting gates !' they sung ; ' Open, ye heavens ! your living doors ; let in The great Creator, from his work return'd Magnificent, his six days...
Página 137 - From their foundations loos'ning to and fro, They pluck'd the feated hills, with all their load, Rocks, waters, woods, and by the fhaggy tops 645 Up-lifting bore them in their hands.
Página 25 - Illumin, what is low raife and fupport ; That to the height of this great argument I may aflert eternal Providence, 25 And juftify the ways of God to Men.

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