The Epic of the Fall of Man: A Comparative Study of Caedmon, Dante and Milton
G. P. Putnam's sons, 1896 - 449 pages
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Adam Almighty Angel Anglo-Saxon appeared Archangel beneath bright Cædmon called Chaos Circle command creation Dante dark Death deeds deep Deity describes e'en Earth Empyrean England English epic eternal evil expressed eyes fair Fall fell Fiend fire flames fruit give God's hand head heard heart Heaven Heavenly Hell holy host human King known language leaves length less light lines literature lived Lord manuscript mighty Milton mind monastery narrative nature Night Note o'er once opening original Paradise Lost pass passage poem poet poetic possess present pride punishment realm rebel round ruin Satan Saxon seat seems Serpent side sight soon soul space spake Sphere spirits Starry stood tells thee things thou thought throne Tree true turned Universe whole wide World
Page 300 - So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse : all good to me is lost ; Evil, be thou my good : by thee at least Divided empire with heaven's King I hold, By thee, and more than half perhaps will reign ; As man ere long and this new world shall know.
Page 269 - Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LOHD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Page 156 - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Page 156 - HAIL, holy Light, offspring of heaven first-born, Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate.
Page 294 - Is this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said then the lost Archangel, " this the seat That we must change for Heaven? — this mournful gloom For that celestial light ? Be...
Page 295 - Archangel: but his face Deep scars of thunder had intrenched, and care Sat on his faded cheek, but under brows Of dauntless courage, and considerate* pride Waiting revenge. Cruel his eye, but cast Signs of remorse and passion to behold The fellows of his crime, the followers rather (Far other once beheld in bliss), condemned For ever now to have their lot in pain...
Page 299 - O, then, at last relent: Is there no place Left for repentance, none for pardon left ? None left but by submission ; and that word Disdain forbids me, and my dread of shame...
Page 380 - The hell within him ; for within him hell He brings, and round about him, nor from hell One step, no more than from himself, can fly, By change of place ; now conscience wakes despair.
Page 234 - Ye have the account Of my performance ; what remains, ye Gods, But up and enter now into full bliss?" So having said, a while he stood, expecting Their universal shout and high applause To fill his ear; when, contrary, he hears, On all sides, from innumerable tongues, A dismal universal hiss, the sound Of public scorn.
Page 203 - Him there they found Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve, Assaying by his devilish art to reach The organs of her fancy', and with them forge Illusions, as he list, phantasms and dreams...
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