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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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"Such Prompt Eloquence": Language as Agency and Character in Milton's Epics

Leonard Mustazza - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 173 pages
...of this aside remains mysterious. rests on the surface. It is all show and no substance: Remove thir 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. . . . (4.343-47)...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 73

American literature - 1894
...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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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 1993 - 432 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 Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 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 compare With Sion's songs, to all true tastes excelling,721 Where God is praised aright and godlike men, The Holiest of Holies and his Saints (Such...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 1997 - 314 pages
...cited, from Paradise Lost, but, more inventively, from Paradise Regained, Book 4, 11.343-46: 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. (p. syi)29 But what, then, was the real purpose...
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Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 2000 - 512 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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A History of the English Bible as Literature

David Norton - Bibles - 2000 - 484 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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Image Government: Monarchical Metamorphoses in English Literature and Art ...

T. R. Langley - History - 2001 - 256 pages
...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 excelling, Where God is prais'd aright, and Godlike men, The Holiest of Holies, and his Saints;...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...their swelling epithets thick laid0 As varnish on a harlot's cheek, the rest,0 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,...
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Literature and Dissent in Milton's England

Sharon Achinstein - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 302 pages
...own In Fable, Hymn, or Song, so personating Thir 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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