The Glasse of Time, in the First Age

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J. B. Alden, 1885 - Bible - 177 pages
 

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Page xv - The mother of mankind, what time his pride Had cast him out from Heaven, with all his host Of rebel angels, by whose aid, aspiring To set himself in glory...
Page xxiv - To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen and evil tongues ; In darkness, and with dangers compassed round And solitude ; yet not alone while thou Visit'st my slumbers nightly, or when morn Purples the east : still govern thou my song, Urania, and fit audience find, though few...
Page xvii - Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm, Others whose fruit burnished with golden rind Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste.
Page xiii - Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos...
Page xiv - Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.
Page xviii - Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.
Page xxiv - Standing on earth, not rapt above the pole, More safe I sing with mortal voice unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fall'n on evil days, On evil days though fall'n, and evil tongues...
Page xvi - The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting.
Page xxiv - Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing. The meaning, not the name, I call : for thou Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top Of old Olympus dwell'st ; but...
Page xviii - For softness she and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him. His fair large front and eye sublime...

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