Paradise Lost: In Twelve Books

Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894

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Side 61 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate, there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Side 5 - What though the field be lost? 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?
Side 102 - Unargued I obey ; so God ordains : God is thy law, thou mine ; to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge, and her praise.
Side 236 - So saying, her rash hand, in evil hour, Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat: Earth felt the wound; and Nature from her seat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe That all was lost.
Side 9 - 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 in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Side 85 - O thou that with surpassing glory crowned, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the god Of this new world; at whose sight all the stars Hide their diminished heads; to thee I call, But with no friendly voice, and add thy name 0 sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams That bring to my remembrance from what state 1 fell, how glorious once above thy sphere; Till pride and worse ambition threw me down 40 Warring in heaven against heaven's matchless king: Ah wherefore!
Side 193 - Imports not, if thou reckon right; the rest From man or angel the great Architect Did wisely to conceal, and not divulge His secrets to be scanned by them who ought Rather admire; or, if they list to try Conjecture, he his fabric of the heavens Hath left to their disputes, perhaps to move His laughter at their quaint opinions wide Hereafter; when they come to model heaven And calculate the stars, how they will wield The mighty frame! how build, unbuild, contrive To save appearances; how gird the...
Side 92 - Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall, Godlike erect, with native honour clad, In naked majesty seemed lords of all, 590 And worthy seemed ; for in their looks divine The image of their glorious Maker shone, Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pure — Severe, but in true filial freedom placed, — Whence true authority in men ; though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed ; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she, and sweet attractive grace ; He for God only, she for...
Side 172 - Half yet remains unsung, but narrower bound Within the visible Diurnal Sphere. Standing on Earth, not rapt above the pole, More safe I sing with mortal voice, unchanged To hoarse or mute, though fallen on evil days, On evil days though fallen, and evil tongues. In darkness, and with dangers compassed round, And solitude ; yet not alone, while thou Visit'st my slumbers nightly, or when Morn Purples the East.
Side 103 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower...

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