The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 3, Page 1
H. Hughs, 1779 - English poetry
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Adam againſt almighty Angels arms behold bounds bright bring call'd clouds command created creatures dark darkneſs death deep delight divine doubt dread dwell earth equal eternal evil eyes fair fall Father fear feat feem'd fell fhall fide field fight fince fire firft firſt flaming fome fons foon force foul fpake fruit fuch gates glory Gods gold golden grace half hand happy hath head heard Heav'n heav'nly Hell hill hope king lefs light live loft look Mean mind morn nature night o'er once pain Paradife perhaps pow'r Powers pure receive reign rife round Satan ſhall Spirits ſtate ſtill ſtood thee thefe thence theſe things thoſe thou thoughts throne tree voice whence whofe whoſe wide winds wings
Page 23 - A shout, that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night.
Page 122 - Unargued I obey, so GOD ordains; GOD is thy law, thou mine; to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise.
Page 13 - Hail horrors, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor, one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time.
Page 74 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Page 11 - Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood ; in bulk as huge As whom the fables name of monstrous size, Titanian, or Earth-born, that warr'd on Jove ; Briareos or Typhon, whom the den By ancient Tarsus held ; or that seabeast Leviathan, which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean stream...
Page 31 - Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
Page 13 - Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Page 145 - His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and, wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Page 145 - Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run Perpetual circle, multiform ; and mix And nourish all things ; let your ceaseless change Vary to our Great Maker still new praise.
Page 247 - She disappear'd, and left me dark: I wak'd To find her, or for ever to deplore Her loss, and other pleasures all abjure...