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Adam againſt alſo Angels anſwer anſwer'd beaſt behold beſt bliſs bruiſe cauſe curſe death deſcended deſert didſt duſt earth elſe falſe faſt firſt fruit glory hath Heav'n Hell higheſt himſelf houſe Iſrael juſt juſtice king laſt leaſt leſs loſe loſt miſery moſt muſt P A R A D Paradiſe paſs paſt pleaſure pow'r praiſe preſent reaſon reply'd reſt return'd riſe roſe ſad ſaid ſat Satan ſaw ſay ſcarce ſea ſeat ſecond ſecure ſee ſeed ſeek ſeems ſeen ſend ſenſe ſent ſentence Serpent ſerve ſet ſhade ſhall ſhame ſhape ſhe ſhort ſhould ſhow ſince ſlain ſleep ſome ſon Son of God ſong ſoon ſorrow ſought ſound ſpake ſpirit ſtand ſtar ſtate ſtill ſtood ſtrength ſtrong ſuch ſun ſweet taſte Tempter thee themſelves thence theſe things thoſe thou art thou haſt thou ſhalt throne thyſelf tree waſte whoſe wilderneſs wiſdom wiſe worſe worſhip
Page 134 - ... observe His providence; and on Him sole depend, Merciful over all His works, with good Still overcoming evil, and by small Accomplishing great things, by things...
Page 180 - Things vulgar, and well weigh'd, scarce worth the praise ? They praise and they admire they know not what, And know not whom, but as one leads the other: And what delight to be by such extoll'd, To live upon their tongues and be their talk, Of whom to be dispraised were no small praise, His lot who dares be singularly good. Th' intelligent among them and the wise Are few, and glory scarce of few is raised.
Page 34 - Had so ennobled, as of choice to incur Divine displeasure for her sake, or death. In recompense (for such compliance bad Such recompense best merits), from the bough She gave him of that fair enticing fruit With liberal hand : he scrupled not to eat, Against his better knowledge ; not deceived, But fondly overcome with female charm.
Page 2 - Nor skilled, nor studious, higher argument Remains ; sufficient of itself to raise That name, unless an age too late, or cold Climate, or years, damp my intended wing Depressed ; and much they may, if all be mine, Not hers who brings it nightly to my ear.
Page 38 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Page 106 - To overcome in battle, and subdue Nations, and bring home spoils with infinite Manslaughter, shall be held the highest pitch Of human glory, and for glory done Of triumph, to be styled great conquerors, Patrons of mankind, Gods, and sons of Gods, Destroyers rightlier call'd and plagues of men. Thus fame shall be achieved, renown on earth, And what most merits fame in silence hid.
Page 146 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Page 74 - Both have sinn'd, but thou Against God only, I against God and thee, And to the place of judgment will return, There with my cries importune Heaven, that all The sentence, from thy head removed, may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe,. Me, me only, just object of his ire!
Page 98 - But have I now seen death ? Is this the way I must return to native dust? O sight Of terror, foul and ugly to behold! Horrid to think, how horrible to feel!