The Poetical Works Of John Milton (volume 2); From The Text Of Dr. Newton

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...voices all confus'd, Borne through the hollow dark, assaults his ear With loudest vehemence:-thither he plies, Undaunted to meet there whatever Power Or Spirit of the nethermost abyss Might in that noise reside, of whom to ask Which way the nearest coast of darkness lies Bord'ring on light; when strait behold the throne Of Chaos, and his dark pavilion spread.960 Wide on the wasteful deep; with him enthron'd Sat sable-vested Night, eldest of things, The consort of his reign; and by them stood Orcus and Ades, and the dreaded name Of Demogorgon; Rumor next and Chance, And Tumult and Confusion all embroil'd, And Discord with a thousand various mouths. T' whom Satan turning boldly, thus. Ye Powers And Spirits of this nethermost abyss, Chaos and ancient Night, I come no spy, 970 With purpose to explore or to disturb The secrets of your realm, but by constraint Wand'ring this darksome desert, as my way Lies through your spacious empire up to light, Alone, and without guide, half lost, I seek What readiest path leads where your gloomy bounds G 2 Confine Confine with Hcav'n; or if some other place, From your dominion won, th' ethereal king Possesses lately, thither to arrive I travel this profound; direct my course; 980 Directed no mean recompense it brings To your behoof, if I that region lost, All usurpation thence expell'd, reduce To her original darkness and your sway (Which is my present journey) and once more Erect the standard there of ancient Night; Yours be th' advantage all, mine the revenge. Thus Satan; and him thus the Anarch old, With faltring speech and visage incompos'd, Answer'd. I know thee, stranger, who thou art, 990 That mighty leading Angel, who of late Made head against Heav'n's king, though overthrown. I I saw and heard, for...

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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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...voices all confus'd, Borne through the hollow dark, assaults his ear With loudest vehemence:-thither he plies, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364497

ISBN - 13:9780217364492

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