The Poetical Works Of John Milton; With A Memoir, And Seven Embellishments

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byJohn Milton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...more violent deeds." His eyes he open''d, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon where sheaves 430 New reap''d; the other part sheepwalks & folds; In the midst an altar, as the landmark, stood, Rustic, of grassy sod: thither anon A sweaty reaper, from his tillage, brought First fruits, the green ear, and the yellow sheaf, 435 Uncull''d, as came to hand; a shepherd next, More meek, came with the firstlings of his flock. Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The inwards and their fat, with incense strow''d, On the cleft wood, and all due rites perform''d. 440 His offering soon propitious fire from Heaven Consumed with nimble glance, & grateful steam: The other''s not; for his was not sincere; Whereat he inly raged; and, as they talk''d, Smote him into the midriff with a stone 445 That beat out life; he fell and, deadly pale, Groan''d out his soul, with gushing blood effused. Much, at the sight, was Adam in his heart Dismay''d, & thus in haste to the Angel cried. " O teacher, some great mischief hath befallen 450 To that meek man, who well had sacrificed; Is piety thus, and pure devotion, paid?" To whom Michael thus, he also moved, replied. " These two are brethren, Adam, and to come Out of thy loins; the unjust the just hath slain, 455 For envy that his brother''s offering fonnd From Heaven acceptance: but the bloody fact Will be avenged, and the other''s faith, approved, Lose no reward, though here thou see him die, Rolling in dust and gore." To which our dire. 460 " Alas! both for the deed and for the cause! But have I now seen death? Is this the way, I must return to native dust? O sight v Of terror, foul and ugly to behold, Horrid to think, how horrible to feel!" 465 To whom thus Michael. " Death thou hast seen, In his first shape,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...more violent deeds." His eyes he open''d, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon where sheaves 430 ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217305466

ISBN - 13:9780217305464

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