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Adam againſt alſo Angels anſwer'd aſcend battel beaſt behold beſt bliſs call’d caſt cauſe celeſtial cloſe courſe darkneſs deep earth eaſe elſe etermal eternal faſt fight fire firſt glory haſt hath Heav'n heav'nly Hell higheſt highth himſelf hoſt juſt laſt leaſt leſs light loſs loſt moſt muſt night o'er P A R A D Paradiſe paſs'd paſt pleaſant pow'r Pow’rs praiſe preſent purſued rais'd reaſon reply'd reſt riſe roſe ſacred ſaid ſat Satan ſaw ſaying ſcarce ſea ſeat ſee ſeek ſeem'd ſeems ſeen ſenſe ſerve ſet ſeveral ſhade ſhall ſhape ſhe ſhields ſhine ſhould ſide ſky ſleep ſoft ſole ſome ſong ſons ſoon ſoul ſound ſpake Spirits ſpread ſtand ſtars ſtate ſtill ſtood ſtrange ſtream ſtrength ſuch ſudden ſun ſweet ſwift taſte thee themſelves thence theſe things thoſe thou haſt thouſand throne thyſelf univerſal vaſt whoſe wings wiſdom worſe
Page 11 - Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Page 5 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all, but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 139 - His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and, wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Page 70 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 70 - So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Page 14 - They heard, and were abashed, and up they sprung Upon the wing, as when men wont to watch On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread, Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake. Nor did they not perceive the evil plight In which they were, or the fierce pains not feel; Yet to their general's voice they soon obeyed Innumerable.
Page 139 - Air, and ye Elements, the eldest birth Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our Great Maker still new praise.
Page 69 - Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate.