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" Is this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said then the lost Archangel, " this the seat That we must change for Heaven? — this mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be... "
History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun - Page 453
by Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1871
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings

Thomas Noon Talfourd - English essays - 1854 - 176 pages
...Listen again to the more composed determination and sedate self-reliance of the archangelic sufferer ! "Is this the region ? this the soil, the clime!" Said...be right ; farthest from him is best, Whom reason hath equal? d, force hath made supreme Move his equals. Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever...
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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854
...flood, As gods, and by their own recovered strength, 240 Not by the sufferance of supernal power. " Is this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said..." For that celestial light ? Be it so ! since he, 243 " Who now is Sovran,3 can dispose and bid " What shall be right : farthest from him is best,3 "...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...Stygian flood As gods, and by their own recovered strength, Not by the sufferance of supernal power. "Is this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said...is sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right : f ardest from Him is best, Whom reason hath equalled, force hath made supreme Above his equals. Farewell,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

England - 1852
...the Leader, more than any other angel, takes penetrating and comprehensive views of his situation : " Is this the region, this the soil, the clime, —...Archangel, — this the seat That we must change for Heaven 1 " SEWARD. Beelzebuh, at first, and throughout, is a grand, a sublime angel; beyond all the others,...
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - Business & Economics - 1992 - 209 pages
...beauty by fiat: Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Climate. . . . That we must change for Heav'n; this mournful gloom For that celestial light? Be it...is Sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right. (1.242,244-47) Such a "sovran" cannot simply let the world be, either by accepting its pain or by welcoming...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...own dark designs, That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on himself damnation. 7556 Paradise Lost 7557 Paradise Lost Farewell, happy fields Where joy for ever dwells: hail horrors, hail Infernal world,...
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Landmarks in English Literature

Philip Gaskell - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 173 pages
...flood As gods, and by their own recover'd strength, 2(1 Not by the sufferance of supernal power. "1s this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said then...gloom For that celestial light? Be it so, since he 25 Who now is sovereign can dispose and bid What shall be right: farthest from him is best. Whom reason...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...appearances, making God a being no different from himself, except in the extrinsic attribute of power: Is this the region, this the soil, the clime, Said...that celestial light? Be it so, since he Who now is sovereign can dispose and bid What shall be right: furthest from him is best Whom reason hath equalled,...
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The Many Faces of Evil: Historical Perspectives

Amélie Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - Philosophy - 2001 - 346 pages
...the Soil, the Clime, Said then the lost Arch- Angel, this the seat That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom For that celestial light? Be it...is Sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right: fardest from him is best Whom reason hath equall'd, force hath made supreme Above his equals. Farewell...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...Stygian flood0 As gods, and by their own recovered strength, 240 Not by the sufferance of supernal powee. Is this the region, this the soil, the clime, Said...that celestial light? Be it so, since he Who now is sovereign can dispose and bid What shall be right: furthest from him is best Whom reason hath equalled,...
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