Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper. Ed. by W. Hayley].

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W. Mason, 1810

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Page 208 - Adam, and bids him beware Lucifer's example of impenitence.— — The Angel is sent to banish them out of Paradise ; but, before, causes to pass before his eyes, in shapes, a masque of all the evils of this life and world.
Page 263 - And useless powers, by whom inspired, thyself Art skilful to associate verse with airs Harmonious, and to give the human voice A thousand modulations, heir by right Indisputable of Arion's fame. Now say, what wonder is it, if a son Of thine delight in verse, if, so conjoin'd In close affinity, we sympathize In social arts and kindred studies sweet...
Page 207 - Paradise with a more free office, passes by the station of the Chorus, and, desired by them, relates what he knew of man; as the creation of Eve, with their love and marriage. After this, Lucifer appears ; after...
Page 407 - The magistrates have sent to let you go : now therefore depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
Page 208 - Lucifer's example of impenitence. The angel is sent to banish them out of Paradise ; but before, causes to pass before his eyes, in shapes, a mask of all the evils of this life and world. He is humbled, relents, despairs ; at last appears Mercy, comforts him, promises the Messiah; then calls in Faith, Hope, and Charity ; instructs him ; he repents, gives God the glory, submits to his penalty. The chorus briefly concludes.
Page 249 - A PEASANT to his lord paid yearly court, Presenting pippins of so rich a sort That he, displeased to have a part alone, Removed the tree, that all might be his own. The tree, too old to travel, though before So fruitful, withered, and would yield no more.
Page 300 - SONNET TO CHARLES DIODATI. CHARLES — and I say it wond'ring — thou mast know That I, who once assum'da scornful air, And scofTd at love, am fall'n in his snare, (Full many an upright man has fallen so) Yet think me not thus dazzled by the flow Of golden locks, or damask cheek : more rare The heart-felt beauties of my foreign fair ; A mien...
Page 208 - Chorus prepare resistance at his first approach. At last, after discourse of enmity on either side...
Page 77 - And thus with sweet deceit he leads you on To the extremcst bound Of a fair flowery meadow ; then at once With quick impediment, Says, " Stop ! Adieu ! for now, yes, now I leave you :" Then down a rock descends : There, as no human foot can follow...

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