The English Poems of John Milton

The English Poems of John Milton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...At thy request, and that thou may'st beware By what is past, to thee I have revealed What might have else to human race been hid--The discord which befell, and war in Heaven Among th' Angelic Powers, and the deep fa-ll Of those too high aspiring who rebelled With Satan: he who envies now thy state, 900 Who now is plotting how he may seduce Thee also from obedience, that, with him Bereaved of happiness, thou may' st partake His punishment, eternal misery; Which would be all his solace and revenge, As a despite done against the Most High, Thee once to gain companion of his woe. But listen not to his temptations; warn Thy weaker; let it profit thee to have heard, By terrible example, the reward 910 Of disobedience: firm they might have stood, Yet fell: remember, and fear to transgress.' The End of the Sixth Book. PARADISE LOST BOOK VII THE ARGUMENT Raphael, at the request of Adam, relates how and wherefore this world was first created: --that God, after the expelling of Satan and his Angels out of Heaven, declared his pleasure to create another world, and other creatures to dwell therein; sends his Son with glory, and attendance of Angels, to perform the work of creation in six days: the Angels celebrate with hymns the performance thereof, and his reasoension into Heaven. DESCEND from Heaven, Urania, by that name If rightly thou art called, whose voice divine Following, above th' Olympian hill I soar, Above the flight of Pegasean wing The meaning, not the name, I call; for thou Nor of the Muses nine, nor on the top Of old Olympus dwell'st; but, heavenly-born, Before the hills appeared or fountain flowed, Thou with etemal wisdom didst converse, Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst play 10 In presence of...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688146X
  • 9781236881465