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" Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were sure I should have spoken only to trees and stones; and had none to cry to, but with the Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! "
The Logic of Political Economy, and Other Papers - Pagina 245
door Thomas De Quincey - 1859 - 387 pagina’s
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Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

Turner James Grantham, David Loewenstein, James Turner, James Hrantham Turner - 1990 - 282 pagina’s
...audience to listen, he would still have spoken. Like Jeremiah, he would speak if only to the earth: "Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...have spoken only to trees and stones; and had none to say to with the Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! to tell the very soil it self, what her perverse inhabitants...
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Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind: Essays on His Prose Writings

Peter J. Kitson, Thomas N. Corns - 1991 - 128 pagina’s
...them to be heard. In the last paragraph of The Readie and Easie Way Milton quotes Jeremiah, saying "thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...to cry to, but with the Prophet, 'O earth, earth, earthl to tell the very soil itself what her perverse inhabitants are deaf to' " (MPW 7: 462-3). What...
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - 1992 - 209 pagina’s
...none should heed their warning voices; they felt called to bear witness: "Thus much I should perhaps have spoken only to trees and stones; and had none...Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! to tell the very soil it self, what her perverse inhabitants are deaf to" (CP, 7.462-63). So writes Milton in a brave if...
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Reading the Classics and Paradise Lost

William Malin Porter - 1993 - 222 pagina’s
...Cause: if it seem strange to any, it will not seem more strange. I hope, then convincing to backsliders, Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...with the Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! to tell the verv soil itself, what her perverse inhabitants are deaf to, Nay though what I have spoke, should happ'n...
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - 1994 - 245 pagina’s
...metonymically to 'inhabitants of the earth.' Milton undoes the trope in his allusion to the biblical verse: Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! to tell the very soil it self, what her perverse inhabitants are deaf to. (CFW7:462-3) Milton's ironic literalization of...
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Founding Fictions: Utopias in Early Modern England

Amy Boesky - 1996 - 233 pagina’s
...Cause: if it seem strange to any, it will not seem more strange, I hope, then convincing to backsliders. Thus much I should perhaps have said, though I were...cry to, but with the Prophet, O earth earth earth!" (148). The stones Milton addresses could be, if God would raise them once more, "children of liberty."...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pagina’s
...; if it seem strange to any, it will not seem more strange, I hope, than convincing to backsliders. Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...trees and stones, and had none to cry to, but with the Prophet's '0 earth, earth, earth' to tell the very soil itself what God hath determined of Coniah and...
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Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era

Lee C. Bollinger, Geoffrey R. Stone - 2003 - 330 pagina’s
...his commitment to the Good Old Cause, finding succor in the prospect of eventual political renewal: Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...perverse inhabitants are deaf to. Nay, though what I have spoke should happen ... to be the last words of our expiring liberty. But I trust I shall have spoken...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pagina’s
...cause': if it seem strange to any, it will not seem more strange, 1 hope, than convincing to backsliders. Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...trees and stones, and had none to cry to, but with the prophet,0 'O earth, earth, earth!' to tell the very soil itself what her perverse inhabitants are deaf...
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Northrop Frye on Milton and Blake, Volume 16

Northrop Frye, Angela Esterhammer - 2005 - 490 pagina’s
...has the potential to be redeemed in the apocalyptic moment of Blake's poem. 19 Milton, Works, 6:148: "Thus much I should perhaps have said though I were...Prophet, O earth, earth, earth! to tell the very soil it self, what her perverse inhabitants are deaf to." 20 Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield, ed....
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