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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 Voice From the South

Anna Julia Cooper - History - 1990 - 304 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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A Voice From the South

Anna Julia Cooper, Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman, Anna Giulia Cooper - Science - 1988 - 304 pages
...now,—and pined with vain desire. Had not a voice thus warned me. ' What thon seest, What there thon seest, fair creature, is thyself; With thee it came...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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Reading with a Difference: Gender, Race, and Cultural Identity

Arthur F. Marotti - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 400 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...thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art ... what could I do, But follow straight, invisibly thus led?7 Here,...
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Homographesis: Essays in Gay Literary and Cultural Theory

Lee Edelman - Social Science - 1994 - 284 pages
...mediation of the divine voice, a third term whose linguistic intervention both lays down and is the Law: 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 shah enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shall bear Multitudes...
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Reform and Counterreform: Dialectics of the Word in Western Christianity ...

John Charles Hawley - Religion - 1994 - 243 pages
...... but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably...thyself, and thence be call'd Mother of human Race. (Milton 1957b: 4. 469-474) This voice is never identified but it is assumed that it is God speaking....
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...body is the vehicle for the Word. In her story in book 4 Eve echoes Adam's definition of her: "hee / Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy / Inseparably...thyself, and thence be call'd / Mother of human Race" (471-5). As a male author Milton celebrates feminine virtues and "unsung" heroism only in so far as...
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Medusa's Mirrors: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Metamorphosis of the ...

Julia M. Walker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 236 pages
...self-absorbed. Milton reminds us of this, as the Voice of God both informs and warns Eve: What thou seest, What there thou seest fair Creature is thyself, With...will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming. (4.467-71) those phrases echo almost exactly the words with which Ovid's narrator tries to warn Narcissus:...
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The Story of All Things: Writing the Self in English Renaissance Narrative ...

Marshall Grossman - History - 1998 - 347 pages
...offer: but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably...Multitudes like thyself, and thence be call'd Mother of the human Race. (4.469-75) 14 The name is "Mother," and it is delivered as a style, a title. 15 Having...
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Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic

Steven Bruhm - Electronic books - 2001 - 224 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...thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft imbraces, hee Whose image thou art, him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes...
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Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin

Robert Faggen - Poetry - 1997 - 363 pages
...voice warned me: 'What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself, With thee it comes and goes; but follow me, And I will bring thee where...shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called Mother of human race. . . ,'77 Eve's own "descent" into matter leads to troubling questions...
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