The Poetical Works of John Milton, Band 2

Macmillan, 1893

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Seite 55 - returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and, for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works.
Seite 70 - Thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, 20 Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That, to the highth of this great argument,
Seite 76 - who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at least
Seite 262 - All higher Knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; Wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discountenanced, and like Folly shows ; Authority and Reason on her wait, As one intended first, not after made Occasionally ; and, to consummate all, Build in her loveliest, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic placed.
Seite 188 - But more refined, more spiritous and pure, As nearer to him placed or nearer tending Each in their several active spheres assigned, Till body up to spirit work, in bounds Proportioned to each kind. So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aery, last the bright consummate flower 481
Seite 4 - as when the Sun, new-risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or, from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Seite 72 - All is not lost—the unconquerable will. And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield; And what is else not to be overcome ? That glory never shall his wrath or might no
Seite 118 - breadth, and highth, And time, and place, are lost; where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand. For Hot, Cold, Moist, and Dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mastery, and to battle bring Their embryon atoms : they around the flag
Seite 250 - And no advantage gain. What if the Sun Be centre to the World, and other Stars, By his attractive virtue and their own Incited, dance about him various rounds ? Their wandering course, now high, now low, then hid Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, The planet Earth, so steadfast though she seem, Insensibly three different motions move
Seite 242 - voice, and eyes Directed in devotion, to adore And worship God Supreme, who made him chief Of all his works. Therefore the Omnipotent Eternal Father (for where is not He Present ?) thus to his Son audibly spake :— ' Let us make now Man in our image, Man In our similitude, and let them rule . 520

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