The Poetical Works Of John Milton; Reprinted From The Best Editions, With Biographical Notice, Etc

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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...the unjust the just hath slain, For envy that his brother's offering found 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 sire: " 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? Oh, sight Of terror, foul and ugly to behold! Horrid to think! how horrible to feel! " To whom thus Michael: " Death thon hast seen In his first shape on man; but many shapes Of Death, and many are the ways that lead To his grim cave, all dismal; yet to sense More terrible at the entrance than within. Some, as thou saw'st, by violent stroke shall die; By fire, flood, famine; by intemperance more In meats and drinks, which on the earth shall bring Diseases dire, of which a monstrous crew Before thee shall appear, that thou mayst know What misery the inabstincnce of Eve Shall bring on men." Immediately a place Before his eyes appeared, sad, noisome, dark; A lazar-house it seemed, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseased, all maladies Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms Of heart-sick agony; all feverous kinds, Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcer, colic pangs, Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence, Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums. Dire was the tossing, deep the groans; Despair Tended the sick busiest from couch to couch; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delayed to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. Sight so deform, what heart of rock could long Dry eye behold? Adam could not, but...

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...the unjust the just hath slain, For envy that his brother's offering found From Heaven acceptance; but the bloo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217364527

ISBN - 13:9780217364522

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