The British Essayists: Spectator

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James Ferguson
J. Richardson and Company, 1823
 

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Էջ 232 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Էջ 234 - Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and, in my choice, To reign is worth ambition, though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
Էջ 343 - On our first father; half her swelling breast Naked met his under the flowing gold Of her loose tresses hid: he, in delight Both of her beauty and submissive charms, Smiled with superior love, as Jupiter On Juno smiles, when he impregns the clouds That shed May flowers...
Էջ 234 - Their dread commander ; he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower ; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured...
Էջ 234 - Hail horrors, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new possessor; one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time.
Էջ 165 - And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth...
Էջ 344 - Which they beheld, the moon's resplendent globe, And starry pole : Thou also mad'st the night, Maker Omnipotent, and thou the day...
Էջ 271 - To work in close design, by fraud or guile, What force effected not: that he no less At length from us may find, who overcomes By force hath overcome but half his foe. Space may produce new worlds...
Էջ 342 - So pass'd they naked on, nor shunn'd the sight Of God or Angel; for they thought no ill: So hand in hand they pass'd, the loveliest pair, That ever since in love's embraces met; Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.
Էջ 60 - ¿Eneid also labours in this particular, and has episodes which may be looked upon as excrescences rather than as parts of the action. On the contrary, the poem which we have now under our consideration, hath no other episodes than such as naturally arise from the subject, and yet is filled with such a multitude of astonishing incidents...

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