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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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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1875 - 767 pages
...contemptuous words Against the sun-clad power of chastity, Fain would I something say; yet to what eud ? 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 tliou shouldst...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - 1876
...dares 780 Arm his profane tongue with contemptuous word* Against the sun-clad power of Chastity, fain doctrine of Virginity ; And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know More happiness than this thy...
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Masterpieces in English Literature: And Lessons in the English Language with ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - 1878 - 445 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...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...
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A Study of the Types of Literature

Mabel Irene Rich - 1921 - 540 pages
...The sublime notion and high mystery, 7s' 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, w That hath so well been taught her dazzling fence; Thou art...
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Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, Volume 8

John Rylands Library - 1924
...militant way, than Beatrice, the desired of heaven, when Comus trembles before her flaming scorn : Thou hast nor ear, nor soul, to apprehend The sublime...That must be uttered to unfold the sage And serious doctrine of Virginity ; . . . Yet should I try, the uncontrolled worth Of this pure cause would kindle...
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Harper's Anthology for College Courses in Composition and Literature ...: Poetry

Frederick Alexander Manchester, William Frederic Giese - 1926 - 894 pages
...Against the sun-clad power of Chastity, Fain would I something say. yet to what end? Thou hast not ear, nor soul, to apprehend The sublime notion,' and...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...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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...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...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 pages
...(Comus' lush imagery versus the Lady's vehemently pure abstractions) it generates a convincing violence : Thou hast nor ear, nor soul to apprehend The sublime...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...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - 1983 - 344 pages
...the moment at which his Lady, all the eyes of conscience upon her, declares the magic substantive: 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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The Moment of Explosion: Blake and the Illustration of Milton

Stephen C. Behrendt - 1983 - 211 pages
...Milton's Lady responds to Comus with a defense of virtue whose central point seems to be that Comus 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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