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" What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself; With thee it came and goes : but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft embraces ; he Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine,... "
The poetical works of John Milton. Paradise lost and regained - Page 90
by John Milton - 1860
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Reading: An Anthology of Literary Texts

Richard Jacobs - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 481 pages
...seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself: With thee it came and goes: but follow me, 470 And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming,...shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called 475 Mother of human race"; what could I do, But follow straight, invisibly thus led? Till I...
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Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity

Susannah B. Mintz - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 259 pages
...Eden—will thenceforth come up against deprivation, restriction, and monological rules: What thou seest, What there thou seest fair creature is thyself, With...Thy coming, and thy soft embraces, he Whose image them art, him thou shall enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...465 Mine eyes till now, and pin'd with vain desire, Had not a voice thus warn'd me, What thou seest, What there thou seest fair Creature is thyself, With...follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays 470 Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine,...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...cattle, and over all that what he sees and loves is himself the earth" (Gen. i, 26). (Met. IIl, 402-510). What there thou seest fair Creature is thyself, With...follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays 470 Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine,...
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Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640-1674

Victoria Kahn - Literary Criticism - 2009 - 392 pages
...fixt Mine eyes till now, and pin'd with vain desire, Had not a voice thus warn'd me, What thou seest, What there thou seest fair Creature is thyself, With...no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft embraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes like...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...first man provokes divine dialogue, with Eve it merely exposes a self-image that God terms inconstant: "What there thou seest fair creature is thyself, /...me, / And I will bring thee where no shadow stays" (4.468-470). Unlike his description of Adam's lack of self-esteem, which is presumably correctable...
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Reading Ovid: Stories from the Metamorphoses

Peter Jones - Foreign Language Study - 2007 - 272 pages
...Had not a voice thus warned me, 'What thou seest, What there thou seest fair creature is thyself, 20 With thee it came and goes: but follow me, And I will...thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear 25 Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called Mother of human race'. What could I do, But follow...
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The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American ...

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Gene Andrew Jarrett - History - 2007 - 591 pages
...Mine eyes till now, — and pined with vain desire, Had not a voice thus warned me. "What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself;...no shadow stays Thy coming and thy soft embraces. What could I do but follow straight Invisibly thus led? Till I espied thee, fair indeed and tall, Under...
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Milton and the Jews

Douglas A. Brooks - Literary Criticism - 2008
...with the promise of difference, but with the promise of improved sameness, saying: What thou seest, What there thou seest fair Creature is thyself, With...thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shall enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes...
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