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Seite 196 - O ! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine ; Or find some other way to generate Mankind...
Seite 356 - For God is also in sleep ; and dreams advise, Which he hath sent propitious, some great good Presaging, since, with sorrow and heart's distress Wearied, I fell asleep : but now lead on — In me is no delay : with thee to go, Is to stay here ; without thee here to stay, Is to go hence unwilling ; thou to me Art all things under heaven, all places thou, Who for my wilful crime art banish'd hence. This further consolation yet secure I carry hence ; though all by me is lost, Such favour I, unworthy,...
Seite 246 - At even, which I bred up with tender hand From the first opening bud, and gave ye names, Who now shall rear ye to the sun, or rank Your tribes, and water from the ambrosial fount ? Thee, lastly, nuptial bower, by me...
Seite 354 - Charity, the soul Of all the rest : then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far.
Seite 194 - With other echo late I taught your shades To answer, and resound far other song. » Whom thus afflicted when sad Eve beheld,, Desolate where she sat, approaching nigh, Soft words to his fierce passion she assay'd : But her with stern regard he thus repell'd : <i Out of my sight, thou serpent!
Seite 50 - To interrupt, sidelong he works his way. As when a ship, by skilful steersman wrought, Nigh river's mouth or foreland, where the wind Veers oft, as oft so steers, and shifts her sail: So varied he, and of his tortuous train Curl'd many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve, To lure her eye...
Seite 74 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Seite 358 - They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand; the gate With dreadful faces throng'd, and fiery arms.
Seite 6 - I now must change Those notes to tragic ; foul distrust, and breach Disloyal on the part of man, revolt, And disobedience...
Seite 312 - Whereto thus Adam, fatherly displeas'd. " O execrable son ! so to aspire Above his brethren ; to himself assuming Authority usurp'd, from God not given : He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl, Dominion absolute ; that right we hold By his donation ; but man over men He made not lord ; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.

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