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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 Regained, Samson Agonistes, & Other Poems

John Milton - 1903 - 371 pages
...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 Psalms in Human Life

Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - Bible - 1903 - 331 pages
...these arts deriv'd — lll imitated, while they loudest sing The vices of their deities . . . 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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Studi di letterature straniere

Bonaventura Zumbini - Comparative literature - 1907 - 428 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 taste...
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Studi di letterature straniere

Bonaventura Zumbini - Comparative literature - 1907 - 428 pages
...personating Their gods ridiculous, and themseives past shame: Bemove their swelling epithets, thiek 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 ali true taste...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1908 - 554 pages
...Remove their swelling Epithetes thick laid As varnish on a Harlots 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 lasts excelling, Where God is prais'd aright, and Godlike men, The Holiest of Holies, and his Saints;...
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English Poems: The Elizabethan age and the Puritan period (1550-1660)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1909
...their swelling epithets, thick-laid As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest, 150 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 155 (Such are from God inspired,...
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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - 1923 - 310 pages
...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 349 (Such are from God inspired,...
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Milton's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art: An Essay

Ida Langdon - Aesthetics - 1924 - 342 pages
...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 Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...their swelling epithetes, 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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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...Remove their swelling Epithetes thick laid As varnish on a Harlots 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 tasts excelling, Where God is prais'd aright, and Godlike men, The Holiest of Holies, and his Saints;...
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