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Paradise Lost - Book 12 Paradise Lost - Book 12

Paradise Lost - Book 12
Book XIIAs one who in his journey bates at noon,Though bent on speed; so here the Arch-Angel pausedBetwixt the world destroyed and world restored,If Adam aught perhaps might interpose;Then, with transition sweet, new speech resumes.Thus thou hast seen one world begin, and end;And Man, as from a second stock, proceed.Much thou hast yet to see; but I perceiveThy mortal sight to fail; objects divineMust needs impair and weary human sense:Henceforth what is to come I will relate;Thou therefore give due audience, and attend.This second source of Men, while yet but few,And while the dread of judgement past remainsFresh in their minds,... Poems - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2783

Paradise Lost - Book 11 Paradise Lost - Book 11

Paradise Lost - Book 11
Book XIThus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stoodPraying; for from the mercy-seat abovePrevenient grace descending had removedThe stony from their hearts, and made new fleshRegenerate grow instead; that sighs now breathedUnutterable; which the Spirit of prayerInspired, and winged for Heaven with speedier flightThan loudest oratory: Yet their portNot of mean suitors; nor important lessSeemed their petition, than when the ancient pairIn fables old, less ancient yet than these,Deucalion and chaste Pyrrha, to restoreThe race of mankind drowned, before the shrineOf Themis stood devout. To Heaven their prayersFlew up, nor missed the way, by envious windsBlown vagabond or frustrate: in they passedDimensionless... Poems - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2177

Paradise Lost - Book 10 Paradise Lost - Book 10

Paradise Lost - Book 10
Book XMean while the heinous and despiteful actOf Satan, done in Paradise; and howHe, in the serpent, had perverted Eve,Her husband she, to taste the fatal fruit,Was known in Heaven; for what can 'scape the eyeOf God all-seeing, or deceive his heartOmniscient? who, in all things wise and just,Hindered not Satan to attempt the mindOf Man, with strength entire and free will armed,Complete to have discovered and repulsedWhatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.For still they knew, and ought to have still remembered,The high injunction, not to taste that fruit,Whoever tempted; which they not obeying,(Incurred what could they less?) the penalty;And,... Poems - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 774

Paradise Lost - Book 9 Paradise Lost - Book 9

Paradise Lost - Book 9
Book IXNo more of talk where God or Angel guestWith Man, as with his friend, familiar us'd,To sit indulgent, and with him partakeRural repast; permitting him the whileVenial discourse unblam'd. I now must changeThose notes to tragick; foul distrust, and breachDisloyal on the part of Man, revolt,And disobedience: on the part of HeavenNow alienated, distance and distaste,Anger and just rebuke, and judgement given,That brought into this world a world of woe,Sin and her shadow Death, and MiseryDeath's harbinger: Sad task! yet argumentNot less but more heroick than the wrathOf stern Achilles on his foe pursuedThrice fugitive about Troy wall; or rageOf... Poems - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2196

Paradise Lost - Book 8 Paradise Lost - Book 8

Paradise Lost - Book 8
Book VIIIThe Angel ended, and in Adam's earSo charming left his voice, that he a whileThought him still speaking, still stood fixed to hear;Then, as new waked, thus gratefully replied.What thanks sufficient, or what recompenceEqual, have I to render thee, divineHistorian, who thus largely hast allayedThe thirst I had of knowledge, and vouchsafedThis friendly condescension to relateThings, else by me unsearchable; now heardWith wonder, but delight, and, as is due,With glory attributed to the highCreator! Something yet of doubt remains,Which only thy solution can resolve.When I behold this goodly frame, this world,Of Heaven and Earth consisting; and computeTheir magnitudes; this Earth,... Poems - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 3320

Paradise Lost - Book 7 Paradise Lost - Book 7

Paradise Lost - Book 7
Book VIIDescend from Heaven, Urania, by that nameIf rightly thou art called, whose voice divineFollowing, above the Olympian hill I soar,Above the flight of Pegasean wing!The meaning, not the name, I call: for thouNor of the Muses nine, nor on the topOf old Olympus dwellest; but, heavenly-born,Before the hills appeared, or fountain flowed,Thou with eternal Wisdom didst converse,Wisdom thy sister, and with her didst playIn presence of the Almighty Father, pleasedWith thy celestial song. Up led by theeInto the Heaven of Heavens I have presumed,An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air,Thy tempering: with like safety guided downReturn me to my native... Poems - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2832

Paradise Lost - Book 6 Paradise Lost - Book 6

Paradise Lost - Book 6
Book VIAll night the dreadless Angel, unpursued,Through Heaven's wide champain held his way; till Morn,Waked by the circling Hours, with rosy handUnbarred the gates of light. There is a caveWithin the mount of God, fast by his throne,Where light and darkness in perpetual roundLodge and dislodge by turns, which makes through HeavenGrateful vicissitude, like day and night;Light issues forth, and at the other doorObsequious darkness enters, till her hourTo veil the Heaven, though darkness there might wellSeem twilight here: And now went forth the MornSuch as in highest Heaven arrayed in goldEmpyreal; from before her vanished Night,Shot through with orient beams;... Poems - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 3136

Paradise Lost - Book 5 Paradise Lost - Book 5

Paradise Lost - Book 5
Book VNow Morn, her rosy steps in the eastern climeAdvancing, sowed the earth with orient pearl,When Adam waked, so customed; for his sleepWas aery-light, from pure digestion bred,And temperate vapours bland, which the only soundOf leaves and fuming rills, Aurora's fan,Lightly dispersed, and the shrill matin songOf birds on every bough; so much the moreHis wonder was to find unwakened EveWith tresses discomposed, and glowing cheek,As through unquiet rest: He, on his sideLeaning half raised, with looks of cordial loveHung over her enamoured, and beheldBeauty, which, whether waking or asleep,Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voiceMild, as when Zephyrus on Flora... Poems - Post by : add2it - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2322

Paradise Lost - Book 4 Paradise Lost - Book 4

Paradise Lost - Book 4
Book IVO, for that warning voice, which he, who sawThe Apocalypse, heard cry in Heaven aloud,Then when the Dragon, put to second rout,Came furious down to be revenged on men,Woe to the inhabitants on earth! that now,While time was, our first parents had been warnedThe coming of their secret foe, and 'scaped,Haply so 'scaped his mortal snare: For nowSatan, now first inflamed with rage, came down,The tempter ere the accuser of mankind,To wreak on innocent frail Man his lossOf that first battle, and his flight to Hell:Yet, not rejoicing in his speed, though boldFar off and fearless, nor with cause to... Poems - Post by : gabby - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2532

Paradise Lost - Book 3 Paradise Lost - Book 3

Paradise Lost - Book 3
Book IIIHail, holy Light, offspring of Heaven firstborn,Or of the Eternal coeternal beamMay I express thee unblam'd? since God is light,And never but in unapproached lightDwelt from eternity, dwelt then in theeBright effluence of bright essence increate.Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream,Whose fountain who shall tell? before the sun,Before the Heavens thou wert, and at the voiceOf God, as with a mantle, didst investThe rising world of waters dark and deep,Won from the void and formless infinite.Thee I re-visit now with bolder wing,Escap'd the Stygian pool, though long detain'dIn that obscure sojourn, while in my flightThrough utter and through middle... Poems - Post by : cclittle - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2079

Paradise Lost - Book 2 Paradise Lost - Book 2

Paradise Lost - Book 2
Book IIHigh on a throne of royal state, which farOutshone the wealth or Ormus and of Ind,Or where the gorgeous East with richest handShowers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,Satan exalted sat, by merit raisedTo that bad eminence; and, from despairThus high uplifted beyond hope, aspiresBeyond thus high, insatiate to pursueVain war with Heaven; and, by success untaught,His proud imaginations thus displayed:-- "Powers and Dominions, Deities of Heaven!--For, since no deep within her gulf can holdImmortal vigour, though oppressed and fallen,I give not Heaven for lost: from this descentCelestial Virtues rising will appearMore glorious and more dread than from no... Poems - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 1147

Paradise Lost - Book 1 Paradise Lost - Book 1

Paradise Lost - Book 1
Book IOf Man's first disobedience, and the fruitOf that forbidden tree whose mortal tasteBrought death into the World, and all our woe,With loss of Eden, till one greater ManRestore us, and regain the blissful seat,Sing, Heavenly Muse, that, on the secret topOf Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspireThat shepherd who first taught the chosen seedIn the beginning how the heavens and earthRose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hillDelight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowedFast by the oracle of God, I thenceInvoke thy aid to my adventurous song,That with no middle flight intends to soarAbove th' Aonian mount, while it... Poems - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 1156

Paradise Regaind - Book 4 Paradise Regaind - Book 4

Paradise Regaind - Book 4
The Fourth BookPERPLEX'D and troubl'd at his bad successThe Tempter stood, nor had what to reply,Discover'd in his fraud, thrown from his hope,So oft, and the perswasive RhetoricThat sleek't his tongue, and won so much on Eve,So little here, nay lost; but Eve was Eve,This far his over-match, who self deceiv'dAnd rash, before-hand had no better weigh'dThe strength he was to cope with, or his own:But as a man who had been matchless held 10In cunning, over-reach't where least he thought,To salve his credit, and for very spightStill will... Poems - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 1414

Paradise Regaind - Book 3 Paradise Regaind - Book 3

Paradise Regaind - Book 3
The Third BookSo spake the Son of God, and Satan stoodA while as mute confounded what to say,What to reply, confuted and convinc'tOf his weak arguing, and fallacious drift;At length collecting all his Serpent wiles,With soothing words renew'd, him thus accosts.I see thou know'st what is of use to know,What best to say canst say, to do canst do;Thy actions to thy words accord, thy wordsTo thy large heart give utterance due, thy heart 10Conteins of good, wise, just, the perfect shape.Should Kings and Nations from thy mouth consult,Thy Counsel would be as the OracleUrim and Thummin,... Poems - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2280

Paradise Regaind - Book 2 Paradise Regaind - Book 2

Paradise Regaind - Book 2
The Second BookMEAN while the new-baptiz'd, who yet remain'dAt Jordan with the Baptist, and had seenHim whom they heard so late expresly call'dJesus Messiah Son of God declar'd,And on that high Authority had believ'd,And with him talkt, and with him lodg'd, I meanAndrew and Simon, famous after knownWith others though in Holy Writ not nam'd,Now missing him thir joy so lately found,So lately found, and so abruptly gone, 10Began to doubt, and doubted many days,And as the days increas'd, increas'd thir doubt:Sometimes they thought he might be... Poems - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 3022

Paradise Regaind - Book 1 Paradise Regaind - Book 1

Paradise Regaind - Book 1
The First BookI WHO e're while the happy Garden sung,By one mans disobedience lost, now singRecover'd Paradise to all mankind,By one mans firm obedience fully tri'dThrough all temptation, and the Tempter foil'dIn all his wiles, defeated and repuls't,And Eden rais'd in the wast Wilderness.Thou Spirit who ledst this glorious EremiteInto the Desert, his Victorious FieldAgainst the Spiritual Foe, and broughtst him thence 10By proof the undoubted Son of God, inspire,As thou art wont, my prompted Song else mute,And bear through highth or depth of natures boundsWith prosperous wing full summ'd to tell of deedsAbove Heroic, though in secret done,And unrecorded... Poems - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : John Milton - Read : 1522

Samson Agonistes, A Dramatic Poem Samson Agonistes, A Dramatic Poem

Samson Agonistes, A Dramatic Poem
Of that sort of Dramatic Poem which is call'd Tragedy.TRAGEDY, as it was antiently compos'd, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other Poems: therefore said by Aristotle to be of power by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirr'd up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated. Nor is Nature wanting in her own effects to make good his assertion: for so in Physic things of melancholic hue and... Poems - Post by : yasmin - Date : January 2011 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2914

Collection Of Passages Translated In The Prose Writings Collection Of Passages Translated In The Prose Writings

Collection Of Passages Translated In The Prose Writings
(From Of Reformation in England, 1641.)Ah Constantine, of how much ill was causeNot thy Conversion, but those rich demainsThat the first wealthy Pope receiv'd of thee.DANTE, Inf. xix. 115.Founded in chast and humble Poverty,'Gainst them that rais'd thee dost thou lift thy horn,Impudent whoore hast thou plac'd thy hope?In thy Adulterers, or thy ill got wealth?Another Constantine comes not in hast.PETRARCA, Son. 108.And to be short, at last his guid him bringsInto a goodly valley he seesA mighty mass of things strangely confus'dThings that on earth were lost or were abus'd. . . . . .Then past he to... Poems - Post by : morna - Date : January 2011 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2170

Psalm 88 Psalm 88

Psalm 88
Psalm LXXXVIII LORD God that dost me save and keep, All day to thee I cry; And all night long, before thee weep Before thee prostrate lie. Into thy presence let my praier With sighs devout ascend And to my cries, that ceaseless are, Thine ear with favour bend. For cloy'd with woes and trouble store Surcharg'd my Soul doth lie, My life at death's uncherful dore Unto the grave draws nigh. Reck'n'd I am with them that pass Down to the dismal pit I am a *man, but weak alas... Poems - Post by : hopesquest - Date : January 2011 - Author : John Milton - Read : 2509

Psalm 87 Psalm 87

Psalm 87
Psalm LXXXVII AMONG the holy Mountains high Is his foundation fast, There Seated in his Sanctuary, His Temple there is plac't. Sions fair Gates the Lord loves more Then all the dwellings faire Of Jacobs Land, though there be store, And all within his care. City of God, most glorious things Of thee abroad are spoke; I mention Egypt proud Kings Did our forefathers yoke, I mention Babel to my friends, Philistia full of scorn, And Tyre with Ethiops utmost ends, Lo this man there was born: But twise that praise shall in our ear Be said of Sion... Poems - Post by : ggwan - Date : January 2011 - Author : John Milton - Read : 3541