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" Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. "
The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 181
by English poets - 1790
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Milton in Government

Robert Thomas Fallon - Literary Criticism - 2010
...continued value to the government he served. 2 THE COMMONWEALTH After the Darkness Yet I argue not Against heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. (Sonner 22) It is ironic that just as the English Republic had...
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The Gilman Family, Traced in the Line of Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter, N.H ...

Arthur Gilman - 1869 - 324 pages
...voice, as tremulous with earneftnefs, it repeated : " Yet I argue not Againft heaven's hand or will, or bate a jot Of heart or hope, but ftill bear up and fteer Right onward." And reanimated by the noble lines he loved, may each of us take up the burden...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...doth sight appear Of sun or moon or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? In liberty's defense, my noble...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 464 pages
...second sonnet to Cyriack Skinner, speaks of the loss of his eyes: Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...words were plainly a reflection of Skinner's attitude. As for his own: Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. He can be brief about it — even whimsical, with imagery borrowed...
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Early Modern Liberalism

Annabel Patterson, Professor Annabel Patterson - History - 1997 - 314 pages
...of blemish or of spot; Bereft of light thir seeing have forgot, . . . Yet I argue not Against heavns hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, to have...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...appear Of sun or moon or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have...
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Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition in Text Analysis

Elena Semino, Jonathan Culpeper - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 333 pages
...appear Of Sun or Moon or Starr throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against heav'ns hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, to have...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...appear Of sun or moon or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not0 Against heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer0 Right onward. What supports me dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have...
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Between Two Pillars: The Hero's Plight in Samson Agonistes and Paradise Regained

Joseph Gerson Mayer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 266 pages
...commonplace; his tone is hearty, not reflective. This is the public persona. Yet 1 argue not Against heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.... The expressions "bate a jot," "bear up," seem to roll off...
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