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" Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes... "
The English Journal of Education - Page 318
1847
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 457 pages
...their fwellihg Epithetes thick laid As varnifli on a Harlot's check, the reft, Thin fown with aught of profit or delight* Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's fongs, to all trite tafts excelling^ ' Where God is prais'd aright* and God-like men, The Holieft of...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - Poetry - 1785 - 620 pages
...wood-notes wild. And ever againft eating cares, 135 Lap me in foft Lydian airs Thin fown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's Songs, to all true tafte excelling, Where God is prais'd aright and godlike men. That is, the odes of Pindar and Callimachus...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...340 In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets thick laid As varnish on a...the rest, Thin sown with ought of profit or delight, 34.5 Will far be found unworthy to -compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling, Where...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...340 In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets thick laid As varnish on a...Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's song, to all true tastes excelling, Where God is prais'd aright, and godlike men, The holiest of holies,...
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Paradise Lost and Regained: With the Latin and Other Poems of John ..., Volume 4

John Milton - 1810
...own, In fable, hymn, or song-, so personating Their Gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...own, In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Their Gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...own, In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Theirgodi ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the test. Thin sown with aughtof profit or delight, Will far be fbund'unworthy to compare With Sion's songs,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...340 In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Their Gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of pro6t or delight, 345 Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sinn's songs, to all true...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1815
...In fable, hymn, or song, so personating 340 Their gods ridicnlons, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest ' • ' Thin sown w ith onght of profit or delight, Will far he fonnd nnworthy to compare 345 With Sion's songs, to all...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...own, In fable, hymn, or song, so personating Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Remove their swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes...
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