Select Prose Works, Volumen 1

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Página 48 - the traveller still beholds from a distance the tower and gardens of Buffon. To his own practice of early rising Milton alludes in L'Allegro : "To hear the lark begin his flight. And singing startle the dull night; From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise,
Página 162 - me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony.
Página 148 - He had already, in Comus, described the delight derivable from the study of philosophy : " How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose. But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Página 223 - grown old, a prisoner to the inquisition, for thinking in astronomy otherwise than the franciscan and dominican licensers thought. And though I knew that England then was groaning loudest under the prelatical yoke, nevertheless I took it as a pledge of future happiness, that other nations were so persuaded of her liberty.
Página 59 - Milton, like every other great and noble mind, entertained the most elevated ideas of pure love. In the Paradise Lost, he thus, in a burst of enthusiasm, apostrophizes this holiest of all passions:— " Hail, wedded love! mysterious law, true source Of human offspring, sole propriety, In paradise of all things common else. ****** Far be it that
Página 241 - abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, nutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms.
Página 59 - and chaste pronounced, Present or past, as saints or patriarchs used. Here Love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels."—Book iv. v. 750, &c. Again :— " Love refines The thoughts, and heart enlarges, hath his seat In reason, and is judicious, is the scale By which to heavenly love thou mayst
Página 200 - Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather; that which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary. That virtue therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that vice promises to her followers, and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure; ( 3;|
Página 200 - of one apple tasted, that the knowledge of good and evil, as two twins cleaving together, leaped forth into the world. And perhaps this is that doom which Adam fell into of knowing good and evil; that is to say, of knowing good by evil.
Página 48 - to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary, or memory have its full fraught: then, with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness to render lightsome, clear, and not lumpish obedience to the mind, to the cause of religion, and our

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