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" CYRIACK, this three years' day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot; Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 360
by John Mitford - 1834
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volume 1

Anna Maria Hall
...appear, Of sun, or moon, or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yct I argue not Again.^t Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but...Right onward ! What supports me, dost thou ask! The conscicnce, Friend, to have lost them overplicd, In liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all...
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Memoirs of a Working Man

Thomas Carter - Electronic book - 1845 - 234 pages
...so long as I am not bereft of all mental activity and cheerfulness, - I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward." ' By the help of memory and fancy I contrive to beguile many an hour that otherwise would be tedious,...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

Quotations, English - 1847 - 506 pages
...Of sun, or moon, or stars, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward. MILTON. 5. Ah ! little know they of the dreamy sadness That shadows o'er my spirit's viewless urn,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but...supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In Liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1868
...evil tongues," in obscurity and neglect, in blindness and poverty, would "Argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward ; " and give to England's and the world's literature, those seraphic anthems that tell us how Paradise...
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Milton in Government

Robert Thomas Fallon - Literary Criticism - 2010
...demonstrate his continued value to the government he served. 2 THE COMMONWEALTH After the Darkness Yet I argue not Against heav'n's hand or will, nor bate...or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. (Sonner 22) It is ironic that just as the English Republic had set its domestic house in order and...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun or moon or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heav'n's hand or will, nor bate...steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? In liberty's defense, my noble task, Of which all Europe talks from side to side. This thought might...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...second sonnet to Cyriack Skinner, speaks of the loss of his eyes: Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but...supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In liberty's defense, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...words were plainly a reflection of Skinner's attitude. As for his own: Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. He can be brief about it — even whimsical, with imagery borrowed from sailing. He asks no longer,...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 1997 - 314 pages
...of blemish or of spot; Bereft of light thir seeing have forgot, . . . Yet I argue not Against heavns hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but...supports me dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overply'd In liberties defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe talks from side...
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