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" O impotence of mind, in body strong! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom; vast, unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties; not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. "
Selections from the Septuagint, According to the Text of Swete - Page 226
1905 - 313 pages
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A dictionary of quotations from the English poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881
...Sh. M.for M. n. 2. What is strength, without a double share Of wisdom ? Vast, unwieldy, burthensome ; Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. Milton, Sam. Ag. 53. STRIKES. A mechanic his labour will often discard If the rate of his pay he dislikes...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton, Alexander Chalmers - 1881
...woman must reveal it, 50 O'ercome with importunity and tears. 0 impotence of mind in body strong ! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom ? vast, unwieldy, burthensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, But to subserve...
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The Globe readers (ed. by A.F. Murison). Primer 1,2

Alexander Falconer Murison - 1882
...a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears ? 0 impotence of mind in body strong ! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. Go3, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace...
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The Poetical Works ...

John Milton - 1882
...woman must reveal it, 50 O'ercome with importunity and tears ? O impotence of mind in body strong ! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Circuit and District Courts of the ..., Volume 6

Lorenzo Smith Boswell Sawyer - District courts - 1882
...says it "denotes something external which may befall us." As an illustration he quotes the lines from Milton : But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom ? Vast, unwieldy, burdensome, I'roudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties. In The Rainier, 1 Deady, 440, this court...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Anna Lydia Ward - American poetry - 1883 - 761 pages
...with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak. 4945 Shaks. : 3 Henry VI. Act ii. Sc. I What is strength, without a double share Of wisdom?...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. 4946 Milton : Samson Agonistes. Line 53. To be strong Is to be happy ! 4947 Longfellow : Christus....
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Self-effort; or, The true method of attaining success in life

Joseph Johnson - 1883
...symptoms of weakness; calmness and repose indicate manly strength. Milton has well observed, " What is strength without a double share Of wisdom...Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties ; strength 's not made to rule, But to subserve, where wisdom bears command." The greatest forces in...
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At Home in Paris, Volume 1

Blanchard Jerrold - Charities - 1884
...all this, no more ominous figure than that of Gavroche ever appeared in the van of civilization. " But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom...rule, But to subserve, where wisdom bears command." Gavroche has mighty strength, and half a share of wisdom ! He is quieter at his election ; he is purer...
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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, Volumes 78-79

Phrenology - 1884
...to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in body strong! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom...to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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Great thoughts from Latin authors

Craufurd Tait Ramage - Quotations, Latin - 1884 - 455 pages
...produces harm." And again (Hel. 903): " For God hates violence." Milton (" Sams. Agon." 53) says: " But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom...unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall." And in " Paradise Lost " (b. vi. 1. 381): " For strength, from truth divided and from just, Illaudable,...
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