John Milton: A Short Story of His Life and Works

Macmillan, 1899 - 285 páginas
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Página 59 - The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and loud lament; From haunted spring, and dale, Edged with poplar pale, The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Página 178 - What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In Liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe talks from side to side. This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask Content, though blind, had I no better guide,
Página 272 - Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum. Set you down this; And say besides, that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcised dog, And smote him, thus.
Página 85 - Where the bright Seraphim in burning row Their loud uplifted angel-trumpets blow, And the Cherubic host in thousand quires Touch their immortal harps of golden wires With those just spirits that wear victorious palms, Hymns devout and holy
Página 259 - kings their issue guard, Mount Amara (though this by some supposed True Paradise) under the Ethiop line By Nilus' head, enclosed with shining rock, A whole day's journey high, but wide remote From this Assyrian garden, where the Fiend Saw undelighted
Página 114 - Yet art thou not inglorious in thy fate; For so Apollo, with unweeting hand, Whilom did slay his dearly-loved mate, Young Hyacinth born on Eurotas' strand, Young Hyacinth the pride of Spartan land; But then transformed him to a purple flower; Alack! that so to change thee Winter had no power.
Página 49 - his clear sprite yet reigns o'er earth the third among the sons of light.” As for Landor, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, and Swinburne, their direct or indirect debt to him is plain to every student. With regard to his prose,
Página 29 - exactly two weeks Milton had published his pamphlet “The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates,” in which he maintained the right of “any who have the Power, to call to account a Tyrant, or wicked King, and after due Conviction, to depose, and put him to Death, if the ordinary Magistrate have neglected, or denied to do it.” This was a bold and certainly expeditious
Página 90 - But else in deep of night, when drowsiness Hath locked up mortal sense, then listen I To the celestial Sirens harmony. That sit upon the nine infolded spheres. And sing to those that hold the vital
Página 127 - It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine,

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