The poetry of Milton's prose; selected, with notes and an intr. essay [by R. Carruthers]. (Google eBook)

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1827
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Page 81 - a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred, forty, and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and heard the voice of harpers harping with their
Page 81 - heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from earth.
Page xx - only to be obtained by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. To this,
Page 29 - and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam; purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance : while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms
Page 90 - dame Memory and her siren daughters, but by . devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases. 1
Page 12 - Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said: " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but as to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all
Page 81 - earth. 4. These are they which were not denied with women: for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb. Revelation
Page 38 - 1 Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions: for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making. Under these fantastic terrors of sect and schism, we wrong the earnest and zealous thirst after knowledge and understanding which God hath stirred up in this
Page 32 - -As when the sun, new risen] Looks through the horizontal misty air, Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs. Par. Lost,
Page 92 - Fame Is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies. But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes And perfect witness of all-judging Jove.

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