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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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Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1874
...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...songs, to all true tastes excelling, Where God is praised aright and godlike men, The Hplicst of Holies and his Saints (Such are from God inspired, not...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with life and notes [by G. Gilfillan ...

John Milton - 1874
...840 In fable, hymn, or song, so personating3 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, 1 ' Worth a sponge : ' ie, deserving to be blotted out. — * ' As children,'...
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Zeiten, Völker und Menschen, Volumes 3-4

Karl Hillebrand - Civilization, Modern - 1876
...arte derived, 111 imitated, while they loudest sing The vices of their deities and their own In table, hymn or song, so personating Their gods ridiculous...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 taste...
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Paradise regained, a poem, ed. with intr. and notes by C.S. Jerram

John Milton - 1877
...own, 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 profit or delight, 345 Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true...
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The Life of John Milton: 1660-2674

David Masson - 1880
...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...songs, to all true tastes excelling, Where God is praised aright and godlike men, The Holiest of Holies and his Saints (Such are from God inspired, not...
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The poetical works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1880
...laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, Thin sown with aught of profit or delight, Will far he found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling, Where God is praised aright, and godlike men, The Holiest of Holies, and his saints: Such are from God inspired,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: Reprinted from the Best Editions, with ...

John Milton - 1881 - 562 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, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton - 1881
...34° 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 Great Question, and Other Sermons

William Alexander (abp. of Armagh.) - Sermons, English - 1885 - 307 pages
...light." l And men of genius, as well as piety, have found the very songs of Greece — " . . . far unworthy to compare With Sion's songs to all true tastes excelling, Where God is praised aright, and godlike men, The Holiest of Holies with His saints." The Hebrew's characteristic...
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Zeiten, Völker und Menschen: bd. Profile. 2. ausg. 1886

Karl Hillebrand - History, Modern - 1886
...erhalten unb faft ungefdjicft nadjgeíattt: „That rather Greece from us (Hebräer) .these arts derived, 111 imitated, while they loudest sing The vices of...varnish on a harlot's cheek; the rest, Thin sown with aught of protit or delight, Will far be found unworthy to compare With Sion's songs, to all true taste...
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