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" Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the sun-clad power of Chastity Fain would I something say; yet to what end? Thou hast nor ear, nor soul, to apprehend The sublime notion and high mystery That must be uttered to unfold the sage... "
Paradise Lost - Page xxx
by John Milton - 1851 - 415 pages
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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

John T. Shawcross - 1986 - 248 pages
...that dares Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the Sun-clad power of Chastity; Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...The sublime notion, and high mystery That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity. The power the Lady defines is stronger...
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Speaking Silences: Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Andrew V. Ettin - 1994 - 209 pages
...eloquence and morally impelled imagination, that her speech will fail to take its auditor with it. Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...nor soul to apprehend The sublime notion, and high mystery.24 Young though she is, she is not so naive as to believe that her eloquence itself will dissuade...
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Intimate Relations: The Natural History of Desire

Liam Hudson, Bernadine Jacot - 1995 - 147 pages
...dainty limms which nature lent For gende usage, and soft delicacy? But the Lady is adamant: Thou has nor Ear, nor Soul to apprehend The sublime notion, and high mystery That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity. Comus seems to sense danger - 'a cold...
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The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque

David Bevington, Peter Holbrook - 1998 - 335 pages
...that dares Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the Sun-clad power of Chastity Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...That must be uttered to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity. (lines 78o-7) It may be, however, that Milton's new emphasis on the Lady's virginity...
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - 1998 - 175 pages
...that dares Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the Sun-clad power of Chastity; Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...The sublime notion, and high mystery That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity. [780-87] Sexual abstinence, it now appears,...
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A History of Celibacy

Elizabeth Abbott - 2000 - 493 pages
...vermeil-tinctur'd lip for that, Love-daring eyes, or tresses like the morn? Fortunately, the Lady knows better: Thou hast nor ear, nor soul to apprehend The sublime notion, and high mystery, That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity. . . . After much debate, the Lady's two...
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Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-century English ...

Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth - 2002 - 236 pages
...libertine blandishments, the Lady makes it clear that she will not walk his walk or talk his talk: Thou hast nor Ear nor Soul to apprehend The sublime notion and high mystery That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity, And thou art worthy that thou shouldst...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...dares 780 Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the Sun-clad power of Chastity Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...Soul to apprehend The sublime notion and high mystery 785 That must be utter'd to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity, And thou art worthy...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...dares 780 Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous words Against the sun-clad power of chastity;0 Fain would I something say, yet to what end? Thou hast...nor soul to apprehend The sublime notion, and high mystery0 That must be uttered to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of virginity, And thou art worthy...
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L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas: Easyread Comfort Edition

John Milton - 2006 - 68 pages
...apprehend The sublime notion and high mystery That must be uttered to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity; And thou art worthy that thou shouldst...not know More happiness than this thy present lot. Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric, That hath so well been taught her dazzling fence; Thou art not...
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