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Page 250 - Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Page 276 - Ye have the account Of my performance ; what remains, ye Gods, But up and enter now into full bliss? " So having said, a while he stood, expecting Their universal shout and high applause To fill his ear ; when, contrary, he hears, On all sides, from innumerable tongues A dismal universal hiss, the sound Of public scorn.
Page 314 - More miserable; both have sinned, but thou Against God only, I against God and thee, And to the place of judgment will return, There with my cries importune Heaven, that all The sentence, from thy head removed, may light On me, sole cause to thee of all this woe, Me, me only, just object of his ire.
Page 466 - Henceforth I learn that to obey is best, And love with fear the only God, to walk As in his presence, ever to observe His providence, and on him sole depend...
Page 192 - For good unknown sure is not had, or, had And yet unknown, is as not had at all. In plain, then, what forbids he but to know ? Forbids us good, forbids us to be wise ! Such prohibitions bind not.
Page 34 - So far remote, with diminution seen. First in his east the glorious lamp was seen, Regent of day, and all the horizon round Invested with bright rays, jocund to run His longitude through heaven's high road; the grey Dawn, and the Pleiades, before him danced, Shedding sweet influence...
Page 194 - So saying, her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd she eat! Earth felt the wound; and nature from her seat, Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Page 68 - To ask or search I blame thee not ; for Heaven Is as the Book of God before thee set, Wherein to read his wondrous works...
Page 118 - Let it suffice thee that thou know'st Us happy, and without love no happiness. Whatever pure thou in the body enjoy'st, (And pure thou wert created,) we enjoy In eminence ; and obstacle find none Of membrane, joint, or limb, exclusive bars; Easier than air with air, if Spirits embrace, Total they mix, union of pure with pure Desiring, nor restrain'd conveyance need, As flesh to mix with flesh, or soul with soul.
Page 42 - The Earth obey'd, and straight, Opening her fertile womb, teem'd at a birth Innumerous living creatures, perfect forms, Limb'd and full grown. Out of the ground up rose, As from his lair, the wild beast, where he wons In forest wild, in thicket, brake, or den...