Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

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Strona 57 - 16 Seasons return: but not to me 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 everduring dark 45 So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her
Strona 95 - Shine not in vain ; nor think, though men were none, That Heaven would want spectators, God want praise Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep ; All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night: How often from
Strona 212 - Earth felt the wound ; and Nature from her seat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe, That all was lost. Back to the thicket slunk The guilty Serpent; and well might; for Eve, Intent now wholly on her taste, nought else 785 Regarded ; such delight till then, as
Strona 110 - world's great Author rise ; Whether to deck with clouds the uncolour'd sky, Or whet the thirsty earth with falling. showers, 190 Rismg or falling still advance his praise. His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and, wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Strona 94 - with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth 645 After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Evening mild ; then silent Night, With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And these the gems of Heaven, her starry train : But neither breath of Morn, when she ascends 650 With charm of earliest birds: nor rising sun
Strona 10 - from him is best, Whom reason hath equal'd, force hath made supreme Above his equals. Farewell, happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells! Hail horrors! hail, 250 Infernal world! And thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor! one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time : * The mind is its own place, and
Strona 109 - than needed lute or harp, To add more sweetness; and they thus began : These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty ! Thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; thyself how wondrous then! 155 Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine
Strona 23 - and how he fell 740 From Heaven they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements: from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropp'd from the zenith like a falling star, 745 On Lemnos the ^Egean isle : thus they relate, Erring; for he with
Strona 52 - Suspended Hell, and took with ravishment The thronging audience. In discourse more sweet (For eloquence the soul, song charms the sense,) 556 Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reason'd high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate ; Fix'd fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute; 560 And found no end, in
Strona 3 - Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, 5 Sing, heavenly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the Heavens and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if

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