The Prose Works of John Milton

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W. Ball, 1838 - 963 pages

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Page 108 - and unbreathcd, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race, where that immortal garland is to be ran for, not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world, we bring impurity much rather;
Page xxxv - Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea, Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free : So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness ; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Page 192 - It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement." 32. " But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
Page 44 - go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine; like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amourist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by the
Page 117 - wars of truth. For who knows not that truth is strong, next to the Almighty; she needs no policies, nor stratagems, nor licensings to make her victorious, those are the shifts and the defences that errour uses against her power: give her but room, and do not bind her
Page i - ;"—his devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit, " who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases,
Page xxiv - That it is lawful, and hath been held so through all ages, for any who have the power, to call to account a tyrant, or wicked king, and after due conviction, to depose and put him to death ; if' the ordinary magistrate have neglected, or denied to do
Page 108 - evil. As therefore the state of man now is; what wisdom can there be to choose, what continence to forbear, without the knowledge of evil ? He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet
Page 117 - all their equipage, drawn forth his reasons as it were a battle ranged, scattered and defeated all objections in his way, calls out his adversary into the plain, offers him the advantage of wind and sun, if he please, only that he may try the matter by dint of argument ; for his opponents then to
Page 31 - This charge I commit to thee, son Timothy : according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare." Which is plain enough thus expounded : This charge I commit to thee, wherein I now go about to instruct thee how thou shall set up

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