Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, Volume 2

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J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1750

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Pagina 237 - Phrenzy on her left, and Death in her rear. She might have been introduced as gliding down from the tail of a comet, or darted upon the earth in a flash of lightning.
Pagina 59 - Yet not till the Creator from his work Desisting, though unwearied, up returnd Up to the Heav'n of Heav'ns his high abode, Thence to behold this new created World Th...
Pagina 64 - How firft this world and face of things began, And what before thy memory was done From the beginning, that pofterity Inform'd by thee might know ; if elfe thou feek'ft Ought, not furpaffing human meafure, fay.
Pagina 13 - How firft began this Heav'n which we behold Diftant fo high, with moving fires adorn'd Innumerable, and this which yields or fills All fpace, the ambient air wide interfus'd Embracing round this florid earth, what...
Pagina 78 - As clouds, and clouds may rain, and rain produce Fruits in her foften'd foil, for fome to eat Allotted .there; and...
Pagina 73 - To alk or fearch I blame thee not, for Heaven Is as the book of God before thee fet, Wherein to read his wondrous works, and learn His feafons, hours, or days, or months, or years : This to attain, whether Heav'n move or Earth, 70 Imports not, if thou reckon right; the reft From Man or Angel the great...
Pagina 384 - The ark no more now dotes, but feems on ground Faft on the top of fome high mountain fix'd. And now the tops of hills as rocks appear ; With clamor thence the rapid currents drive Tow'ards the retreating fea their furious tide. Forthwith from out the ark a raven flies, 855 And after him, the furer meflenger, A dove fent forth once and again to fpy Green tree or ground whereon his foot may light ; The fecond time returning, in his bill An olive leaf he brings, pacific fign...
Pagina 11 - Proceeded thus to afk his heav'nly gueft. .Great things, and full of wonder in our ears, 70 Far differing from this world, thou haft reveal'd, Divine interpreter, by favor fent Down from the empyrean to forewarn Us timely' of what might elfe have been our lofs, Unknown, which human knowledge could not reach: For which to th...
Pagina 218 - Eve; fhe perfifts, and at length appeafes him : then to evade the curfe likely to fall on their offspring, propofes to Adam violent ways, which he approves not, but conceiving better hope, puts her in mind of the late promife made them, that...
Pagina 200 - I attain, Adam ? from whofe dear fide I boaft me fprung, 965 And gladly of our union hear thee fpeak, One heart, one foul in both; whereof good proof This day affords, declaring thee refolv'd, Rather than death or ought than death more dread Shall...

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