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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 320
1847
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853
...own, In fable, hymn, or song, so personating3 Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. Kemove 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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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854
...fable, hymn, or song, so personating8 " 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, 345 " Will far be found unworthy to compare " With Sion's songs,3 — to...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...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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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...sing Their gods ridiculous, and themselves past shame. In fable, hymn, or song, so personating 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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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...all poete but Milton , it may be said, aa he himself says of the Athenians,— Remove their «welling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, will he found hare and fruitless; at least, it will seem so, when we compare...
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The Edinburgh Christian magazine, Volumes 7-8

1856
...victors' ear, declare That rather Greece from us these arts derived. The rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to...With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling." The father of the English metrical version, was born at Coverdale, in Yorkshire, in 1488, and, like...
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National Society's Monthly Paper

1856
...all its intrinsic beauty without any of the tarnish of the vice. True simplicity has none of those " Swelling epithets, thick laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek ; the rest Thin sown with aught of profit or delight." Such is simplicity. Who that considers it will not feel the force of the...
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The poetical works of John Milton. Paradise lost and regained

John Milton - 1860
...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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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...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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Literary Characteristics and Achievements of the Bible

W. Trail - Bible - 1863 - 368 pages
...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 bo found unworthy to compare With Zion's songs, to all time tastes...
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