The Poetical Works of John Milton; From the Text of Dr. Newton Volume 1-2
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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...march, and hurried meeting here, This only to consult how we may best With what may be devis'd of honors new 780 Receive him coming to receive from us Knee-tribute yet.unpaid, prostration vile, Too much to one, but double how indur'd, To one and to his image now 'proclam'd? But what if better counsels might erect Our minds, and teach us to cast off this yoke? Will ye submityour necks, and choose to bend The supple knee? ye will not, if I trust To know ye right, or if ye know yourselves Natives and sons of Heav'n possess'd before 790 By none, and if not equal all, yet free ' Equally free; for orders and degrees Jar not with liberty, but well consist. Who can in reason then or right assume Monarchy over such as live by right. His equals, if in pow'r and splendor less, Law and edict on us, who without law Err not? much less for this to be our Lord, And look for adoration to th' abuse 800 Of those imperial titles, which assert Our being ordain'd to govern, not to serve. Thus far his hold discourse without controll Had audience, when among the Seraphim Abdiel, than whom none with more zeal ador'd The Deity', and divine commands obey'd, Stood up, and in a flame of zeal severe The current of his fury thus oppos'd. O argument blasphimous, false and proud; Words which no ear ever to hear in Heav'n 810 Expected, least of all from thee, Ingrate, In place thyself so high above thy peers. Canst then with impious obloquy condemn The just decree of God, pronounc'd and sworn, Thatto his only Son by right indned With regal scepter, every soul in Heaven Shall bend the knee, and in that honor due Confess him rightful king? unjust, thou say'st, Flatly unjust, to bind...
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