Remarks Upon Milton's Paradise Lost: Historical, Geographical, Philological, Critical, and Explanatory

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G. Keith, 1761 - 276 pages
 

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Page 273 - Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens fhall pafs away with a great noife, and the elements fhall melt with fervent heat, the earth alfo and the works that are therein (hall fee burnt up.
Page 69 - And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
Page 132 - Four acres was the' allotted space of ground, Fenced with a green enclosure all around : Tall thriving trees confess'd the fruitful mould ; The reddening apple ripens here to gold : Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Page 118 - His following host with clamours rend the skies : To plunge the Grecians headlong in the main, Such their proud hopes ; but all their hopes were vain ! To guard the gates, two mighty chiefs attend, Who from the Lapiths' warlike race descend ; This Polypoetes, great Perithous' heir, And that Leonteus, like the god of war.
Page 77 - variant of griffin." Griffin: "a fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion.
Page 99 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Page 132 - The balmy spirit of the western gale Eternal breathes on fruits untaught to fail ; Each dropping pear a following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise ; The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden and the fruits to grow. Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all th...
Page 110 - When in the grave this race of men was laid, Soon was a world of holy demons made, Aerial spirits, by great Jove design'd To be on earth the guardians of mankind ; Invisible to mortal eyes they go, And mark our actions, good or bad, below ; The!
Page 129 - Hermes obeys; with golden pinions binds His flying feet, and mounts the western winds: And, whether o'er the seas or earth he flies, With rapid force they bear him down the skies. But first he grasps within his awful hand The mark of...
Page 83 - I not been happily saved from the blow by waking from my dream. ["Seven wealthy towns contend for Homer dead, Through which the living Homer begg'd his bread...

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