Milton and Vondel: A Curiosity of Literature

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Trübner & Company, 1885 - 223 Seiten
 

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Seite 107 - Rising 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.
Seite 99 - At once on the eastern cliff of Paradise He lights, and to his proper shape returns A seraph winged : six wings he wore to shade His lineaments divine ; the pair that clad Each shoulder broad, came mantling o'er his breast With regal ornament ; the middle pair Girt like a starry zone his waist, and round Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold, And colours dipt in heaven ; the third his feet Shadowed from either heel with feathered mail, Sky-tinctured grain.
Seite 7 - Siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his Seraphim with the hallowed fire of his Altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Seite 94 - Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill...
Seite 69 - Impregnable. Oft on the bordering deep Encamp their legions, or with obscure wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night, Scorning surprise. Or could we break our way By force and at our heels all hell should rise With blackest insurrection to confound Heaven's pure.st light, yet our great Enemy, All incorruptible, would on his throne Sit unpolluted, and the ethereal mould, Incapable of stain, would soon expel Her mischief and purge off
Seite 48 - There wanted yet the master-work, the end Of all yet done ; a creature, who not prone And brute as other creatures, but endued With sanctity of reason, might erect His stature, and upright with front serene Govern the rest, self-knowing ; and from thence Magnanimous to correspond with heaven...
Seite 133 - Manlike, but different sex, so lovely fair, That what seemed fair in all the world, seemed now Mean ; or in her summed up, in her contained, And in her looks, which from that time infused Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before, And into all things from her air inspired The spirit of love and amorous delight.
Seite 121 - All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils. As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past...
Seite 44 - Upon the rapid current, which, through veins Of porous earth with kindly thirst up-drawn, Rose a fresh fountain, and with many a rill Watered the garden; thence united fell Down the steep glade, and met the nether flood, Which from his darksome passage now appears, And now, divided into four main streams, Runs diverse, wandering many a famous realm And country...
Seite 184 - In their state livery clad; before him pipes And timbrels; on each side went armed guards, Both horse and foot; before him and behind Archers, and slingers, cataphracts* and spears. At sight of him the people with a shout Rifted the air, clamouring their god with praise, Who had made their dreadful enemy their thrall.

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