The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of His Time, Volume 2

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Macmillan and Company, 1871
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Page 353 - I have neither eyes to see nor " tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased " to direct me, whose servant I am here; and I humbly beg " your Majesty's pardon that I cannot give any other answer " than this to what your Majesty is pleased to demand of "me.
Page 116 - but yet to some (though most abuse) " in every nation, and are of power, beside the office of " a pulpit, to inbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds " of virtue and public civility, to allay the perturbations of " the mind, and to set the affections in right tune to
Page 486 - He now prepared To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose him round With all his peers : attention held them mute. To the present day this is the very process, or one of the processes, when a commander wishes to address his men. They wheel
Page 499 - If deed of honour did thee ever please, Guard them, and him within protect from harms. He can requite thee; for he knows the charms That call fame on such gentle acts as these, And he can spread thy name o'er lands and sens, Whatever clime the sun's bright circle
Page 92 - by labour and intent study (which I take to be my "portion in this life), joined with the strong propensity of " nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to " aftertimes as they should not willingly let it die.
Page 116 - of God's Almightiness, and what He works, and " what He suffers to be wrought with high providence in His " Church; to sing the victorious agonies of Martyrs and " Saints, the deeds and triumphs of just and pious nations " doing valiantly through faith against the enemies of Christ • 1
Page 116 - they may be found, are the inspired gift of " God, rarely bestowed, but yet to some (though most abuse) " in every nation, and are of power, beside the office of " a pulpit, to inbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds " of virtue and public civility, to allay the perturbations of
Page 395 - not only for that I knew it would be hard to arrive at the " second rank among the Latins, I applied myself to that " resolution which Ario.sto followed against the persuasions of " Bembo, to fix all the industry and art I could unite to the " adorning of my native tongue—not to make verbal
Page 414 - morning haunts are where they should " be, at home : not sleeping, or concocting the surfeits of an " irregular feast, but up and stirring: in winter often ere the " sound of any bell awake men to labour or to devotion, in " summer as oft with the bird that first rouses or not much

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