Selections from Paradise lost: with notes, by R. Demaus

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Oliver & Boyd, 1857 - 180 sider
 

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Side 4 - 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...
Side 62 - Fairest of stars, last in the train of night, If better thou belong not to the dawn, Sure pledge of day, that crown'st the smiling morn With thy bright circlet, praise Him in thy sphere, While day arises, that sweet hour of prime.
Side 23 - 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 Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...
Side 8 - Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blaz'd ; his other parts besides, Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Side 50 - And all amid them stood the tree of life, High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit Of vegetable gold; and next to life Our death the tree of knowledge grew fast by, Knowledge of good bought dear by knowing ill.
Side 12 - They heard, and were abashed, and up they sprung Upon the wing; as when men, wont to watch On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread, Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake.
Side 81 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Side 6 - 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 55 - 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, Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild...
Side 29 - Main reason to persuade immediate war Did not dissuade me most, and seem to cast Ominous conjecture on the whole success...

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