A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 5

William Bridges Hunter
Bucknell University Press, 1978 - 215 pagina's
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This nine volume set presents in easily accessible format the extensive information now available about John Milton. It has grown to be a study of English civilization of Milton's time and a history of literary and political matters since then.

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Pagina 92 - ... vale Where the love-lorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well : Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair That likest thy Narcissus are ? O if thou have Hid them in some flowery cave, Tell me but where, Sweet Queen of Parley, Daughter of the Sphere ! So may'st thou be translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all Heaven's harmonies ! Comus.
Pagina 18 - The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection.
Pagina 20 - He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true wayfaring Christian.
Pagina 201 - This is dispens'd, and what surmounts the reach Of human sense I shall delineate so, By lik'ning spiritual to corporal forms, As may express them best ; though what if earth Be but the shadow of heav'n ; and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?
Pagina 94 - Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the sun-clad power of Chastity, Fain would I something say ; — yet to what end ? Thou hast nor ear, nor soul, to apprehend The sublime notion, and high mystery...
Pagina 127 - Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Pagina 40 - Time may come, when Men With angels may participate, and find No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare ; And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit, Improv'd by tract of time...

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