The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Bind 13

A. Constable & Company, 1821

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Side 26 - His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
Side 27 - Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee ? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia : and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth : and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Side 95 - ... there is still a vast difference betwixt the slovenly butchering of a man, and the fineness of a stroke that separates the head from the body, and leaves it standing in its place. A man may be capable, as Jack Ketch's wife said of his servant, of a plain piece of work, a bare hanging ; but to make a malefactor die sweetly was only belonging to her husband.
Side 20 - As for Mr. Milton (whom we all admire with so much justice), his subject is not that of an heroic poem, properly so called. His design is the losing of our happiness ; his event is not prosperous, like that of all other epic works : his heavenly machines are many, and his human persons are but two.
Side 26 - But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days ; but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days : for yet the vision is for many days.
Side 17 - The English have only to boast of Spenser and Milton, who neither of them wanted either genius or learning to have been perfect poets; and yet both of them are liable to many censures.
Side 386 - See, labouring Nature calls thee to sustain The nodding frame of heaven, and earth, and main ! See to their base restored, earth, seas, and air ; And joyful ages, from behind, in crowding ranks appear.
Side 26 - And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
Side 26 - Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
Side 375 - And both in nosegays shall be bound for thee. Ah, Corydon ! ah, poor unhappy swain ! Alexis will thy homely gifts disdain : Nor, shouldst thou offer all thy little store, Will rich lolas yield, but offer more. What have I done, to name that wealthy swain ? So powerful are his presents, mine so mean ! The boar amidst my crystal streams I bring ; And southern winds to blast my flow'ry spring.

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