Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes

Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...down." TODD. Ver. 124. So marry hollow compliments and lies, Outlandzsh flatterier? Poffibly not without an allusion to the congratulatory embassres on the Restoration. DUNSIER Ver. 14-1. luxurious ly their wealth, &c. Manilius, iv, 10. " Luxuriamque lucris emimus, luxuque rapinas." DUNSTER. Ver. 145. Or could of inward stones make outward free? No one had ever more refined notions of true liberty than Milton, and I have often thought that there never was a greater proof of the Weakness of human nature, than that he, with a. head so clear, and a heart, I really believe, perfectly honest and difinterested, should concur in supporting such a tyrant and professed tmmpler upon the liberties of his' country, as Cromwell was. T HYER. Nothing will please the difficult and nice, Or nothing more than still to contradict: On the other fide know also thou, that I On what I offer set as high esteem, 160 Nor what I part with mean to give for nought; All these, which in a moment thou beholdfft, The kingdoms of the world, to thee I give, si impatient replied; but that doth not solve the objection. Ver. 166. On this condition, thou wilt fall down, And zvorylzz me as thy s-zzperiour l0rzI, In my opinion, (and Mr. Thyer concurs with me in the observation, ) there is nothing in the clisposition and conduct of the whole poem so justly liable to censurc, as the awkward and preposterous introduction of this incident in this place. The Tempter should have proposed the condition at the same time that he offered the gifts, as he doth in Scripture; but after his gifts had been abfo lutely refused, to what purpose was it to propose the impious condition? Could he imagine that our Saviour would accept the kingdoms of the world upon more

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