A translation of Andreini's Adamo by Cowper and his Friend of Sussex. Cowper's Translations from Latin and Italian compositions of Milton, with the Originals, and a few Notes, relating to them

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Page 212 - Adam, and bids him beware Lucifer's example of impenitence.— — The Angel is sent to banish them out of Paradise ; but, before, causes to pass before his eyes, in shapes, a masque of all the evils of this life and world.
Page 211 - Paradise with a more free office, passes by the station of the Chorus, and, desired by them, relates what he knew of man; as the creation of Eve, with their love and marriage. After this, Lucifer appears ; after...
Page 413 - The magistrates have sent to let you go : now therefore depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
Page 212 - Lucifer's example of impenitence. The angel is sent to banish them out of Paradise ; but before, causes to pass before his eyes, in shapes, a mask of all the evils of this life and world. He is humbled, relents, despairs ; at last appears Mercy, comforts him, promises the Messiah; then calls in Faith, Hope, and Charity ; instructs him ; he repents, gives God the glory, submits to his penalty. The chorus briefly concludes.
Page 269 - Powers by whom inspired thyself Art skilful to associate verse with airs Harmonious, and to give the human voice A thousand modulations, heir by right Indisputable of Arion's fame. Now say, what wonder is it if a son Of thine delight in verse, if so, conjoined In close affinity, we sympathize In social arts, and kindred studies sweet ? Such distribution of himself to us Was Phoebus...
Page 212 - In the mean while, the Chorus entertains the stage, and is informed by some angel the manner of the Fall. Here the Chorus bewails Adam's fall; Adam then and Eve return; accuse one another; but especially Adam lays the blame to his wife; is stubborn in his offence.
Page 212 - Chorus prepare resistance at his first approach. At last, after discourse of enmity on either side...
Page 306 - SONNET TO CHARLES DIODATI. CHARLES — and I say it wond'ring — thou mast know That I, who once assum'da scornful air, And scofTd at love, am fall'n in his snare, (Full many an upright man has fallen so) Yet think me not thus dazzled by the flow Of golden locks, or damask cheek : more rare The heart-felt beauties of my foreign fair ; A mien...
Page 79 - And thus with sweet deceit he leads you on To the extremest bound Of a fair flowery meadow ; then at once With quick impediment, Says, " Stop ! Adieu ! for now, yes, now I leave you :" Then down a rock descends : There, as no human foot can follow further, The eye alone must follow him, and there, In little space you see a mass of water Collected in a deep and fruitful vale, With laurel crown'd and olive, With cypress, oranges and lofty pines.
Page 418 - ... mistress of what she sings, and gives her the most exact pronunciation and expression of the words. She does not pretend to beauty, yet she is far from being disagreeable ; nor is she a coquet; she sings with an air of confident and liberal modesty, and with a pleasing gravity. Her voice reaches a large compass of notes, is just, clear, and melodious; and she softens or raises it without constraint or grimace.

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