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Great things with small."

Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 922 O’er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.

Line 948 With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

Line 995. So he with difficulty and labour hard Mov'd on, with difficulty and labour he.

Line 1021. And fast by, hanging in a golden chain, This pendent world, in bigness as a star Of smallest magnitude, close by the moon. Line 1051 Hail holy light ! offspring of heav'n first-born.

Book ii. Line 1. The rising world of waters dark and deep. Line 11.

Thoughts that voluntary move Harmonious numbers.

Line 37, Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me; from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expung'd and raz’d, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. Line 40. Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.

Line 99. See golden days, fruitful of golden deeds, With joy and love triumphing.

Line 337.

1 Compare great things with small. – VIRGIL: Eclogues, i. 24; Georgics, iv. 176. COWLEY: The Motto. DRYDEN : Ovid, Metamorphoses, book i. line 727. TICKELL: Poem on Hunting. Pope: Windsor Forest.

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Dark with excessive bright.

Paradise Lost. Book iii. Line 380
Embryos and idiots, eremites and friars,
White, black, and gray, with all their trumpery.

Line 474.

Since call'd
The Paradise of Fools, to few unknown.

Line 495.
And oft, though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps
At wisdom's gate, and to simplicity
Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill
Where no ill seems.

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The hell within him.

Book iv. Line 20.
Now conscience wakes despair
That slumber'd,

wakes the bitter memory
Of what he was, what is, and what must be

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At whose sight all the stars
Hide their diminish'd heads.

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A grateful mind
By owing owes not, but still pays, at once
Indebted and discharg'd.

Line 58.
Which way shall I fly
Infinite wrath and infinite despair ?
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell ;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep,
Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide,
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.

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Such joy ambition finds.

Line 92
Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.

Line 96.
So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear,
Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost.
Evil, be thou my good.

Line 108.

? Ye little' stars I hide your diminished rays. — POPE: Moral Essays Epistle żži. line 282.

That practis'd falsehood under saintly shew,
Deep malice to conceal, couch'd with revenge.

Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 12
Sabean odours from the spicy shore
Of Araby the Blest.

Line 162 And on the Tree of Life, The middle tree and highest there that grew, Sat like a cormorant.

Line 194

A heaven on earth.

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Line 241

Flowers worthy of paradise.
Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose.'

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Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower.

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For contemplation he and valour form'd,
For softness she and sweet attractive grace ;
He for God only, she for God in him.
His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd
Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks
Round from his parted forelock manly hung
Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad.

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Line 307.

Subjection, but requir'd with gentle sway,
And by her yielded, by him best receiv'd, -
Yielded with coy submission, modest pride,
And sweet, reluctant, amorous delay.
Adam the goodliest man of men since born
His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.

And with necessity,
The tyrant's plea, excus'd his devilish deeds.

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i See Herrick,

2 Necessity is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves. — WIL LIAM Pitt: Speech on the India Bill, Norember, 1783.

Line 533

As Jupiter
On Juno smiles, when he impregns the clouds
That shed May flowers. Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 499.
Imparadis'd in one another's arms.

Line 506.
Live while ye may,
Yet happy pair.
Now came still evening on, and twilight gray
Had in her sober livery all things clad ;
Silence accompany'd; for beast and bird,
They to their grassy couch, these to their nests,
Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale;
She all night long her amorous descant sung;
Silence was pleas'd. Now glow'd the firmament
With living sapphires ; Hesperus, that led
The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon,
Rising in clouded majesty, at length

Pparent queen unveil'd her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.

Line 598. The timely dew of sleep.

Line 614 Vith thee conversing I forget all time,

seasons, and their change, - all please alike.
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun
When first on this delightful land he spreads
His orient beams on herb, tree, fruit, and flower,
Glis t'ring with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth
After soft showers; and sweet the coming on
Of grateful ev'ning mild ; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train:
But neither breath of morn when she ascends
With charm of earliest birds, nor rising sun
On this delightful land, nor herb, fruit, flower,
Glist'ring with dew, nor fragrance after showers,
Nor grateful ev'ning mild, nor silent night


With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon
Or glittering starlight, without thee is sweet.

Paradise Lost Book iv. Line 639
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth
Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.

Line 677. In naked beauty more adorn’d, More lovely than Pandora."

Line 713. Eas'd the putting off These troublesome disguises which we wear. Line 739. Hail wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring.

Line 750 Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve. Line 800. Him thus intent Ithuriel with his spear Touch'd lightly; for no falsehood can endure Touch of celestial temper.

Line 810 Not to know me argues yourselves unknown, The lowest of your throng.

Line 830. Abash'd the devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely.

Line 846. All hell broke loose.

Line 918. Like Teneriff or Atlas unremoved.

Line 987 The starry cope Of heaven.

Line 992

Murmuring, and with him fled the shades of night.

Line 1014. Now morn,


rosy steps in th’ eastern clime Advancing, sow'd the earth with orient pearl, When Adam wak'd, so custom'd; for his sleep Was aery light, from pure digestion bred. Book c. Line 1

1 When unadorned, adorned the most. – THOMSON : Autumn, line 204.

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