Paradise Regain'd; A Poem, in Four Books. to Which Is Added Samson Agonistes and Poems Upon Several Occasions Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1753 edition. Excerpt: ..... by Of telescope, were curious to inquire: And now the Tempter thus his silence broke The city which thou seest no other deem Than great and glorious Rome, queen of the earth. So far renown'd, and with the spoils enrich'd 46 Of nations; there the capitol thou seest: Above the rest lifting his stately head On the Tarpeian rock, her citadel Impregnable, and there mount Palatine, 50 Th' imperial palace, compass huge, and high The structure, skill of noblest architects, With gilded battlements, conspicuous far, Turrets and terrascs, and glitt'ring spires. Many a fair edifice besides, more like $$ Houses of Gods, (so well I have dispos'd My by Satan's creating phantasms or objecta species regnorum ex uno species of different kingdoms, and fpeculo in aliud et aliud continue presenting them to our Saviour's reflexerit, idque fecerit usque ad sight, &c. &c. But what Milton oculos Christi. In locum Matthaei. here alludes to is a fanciful notion For want of a proper index I could Which I find imputed to our fa-not find the place inBroughton's mous country man Hugh Broughton. works. But Wolfius in his Cur Cornelius a Lapide in summing up philologicae in SS. Evangelia fa the various opinions upon thisJub-thers this whim upon him: Alii ject gives it in these words: Alii cum Hugone Broughtono ad in siibtilker imaginantur, quod Dae-strumenta arris opticae fe recipiunt. mon per multa specula sibi invicem Vid. Wolf, in Matt. IV. 8-Thyer. L 4 57-fy My aery microscope) thou may'st behold Outside and inside both, pillars and roofs, Carv'd work, the hand of fam'd artificers' In cedar, marble, ivory or gold. 60 Thence to the gates cast round thine eye, and fee What conflux issuing forth, or entring.in, Pretors, proconsuls to their provinces Hasting, .
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