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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 60
Volledige weergave - 1779
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 56
Volledige weergave - 1779
Adam againſt alſo Angels appear arms beaſt begin behold beſt better bring brought callid cloud comes death deſcended divine doubt dwell earth evil eyes fair faith fall father fear fight fire firſt fruit glory Gods hand haſt hath head hear heard heart Heav'n Hell hill himſelf hope human juſt king kingdom land laſt late lead leave leſs light live loft looks mankind mean mind moſt muſt nature never night once Paradiſe peace perhaps pow'r reaſon reign reply'd reſt round Satan ſaw ſay ſee ſeek ſeem Serpent ſet ſhall ſhalt ſhame ſhe ſhould ſince ſome ſon ſoon ſtate ſtill ſtood ſuch ſweet taſte thee thence theſe things thoſe thou thou art thought throne till tree true truth virtue voice whoſe
Pagina 136 - ... observe His providence; and on Him sole depend, Merciful over all His works, with good Still overcoming evil, and by small Accomplishing great things, by things...
Pagina 182 - Things vulgar, and well weigh'd, scarce worth the praise ? They praise and they admire they know not what, And know not whom, but as one leads the other: And what delight to be by such extoll'd, To live upon their tongues and be their talk, Of whom to be dispraised were no small praise, His lot who dares be singularly good. Th' intelligent among them and the wise Are few, and glory scarce of few is raised.
Pagina 36 - Had so ennobled, as of choice to incur Divine displeasure for her sake, or death. In recompense (for such compliance bad Such recompense best merits), from the bough She gave him of that fair enticing fruit With liberal hand : he scrupled not to eat, Against his better knowledge ; not deceived, But fondly overcome with female charm.
Pagina 4 - Nor skilled, nor studious, higher argument Remains ; sufficient of itself to raise That name, unless an age too late, or cold Climate, or years, damp my intended wing Depressed ; and much they may, if all be mine, Not hers who brings it nightly to my ear.
Pagina 40 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Pagina 108 - 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.
Pagina 148 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Pagina 76 - Both have sinn'd, but thou Against God only, I against God and thee, And to the place of judgment will return, There with my cries importune Heaven, that all The sentence, from thy head removed, may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe,. Me, me only, just object of his ire!
Pagina 100 - But have I now seen death ? Is this the way I must return to native dust? O sight Of terror, foul and ugly to behold! Horrid to think, how horrible to feel!