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" Wonder not then, what God for you saw good If I refuse not, but convert, as you, To proper substance ; time may come when men With Angels may participate, and find No inconvenient Diet, nor too light Fare : And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your... "
Milton's Legacy - Page 41
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...by tract of time," Raphael tells them, "Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit . . . and winged ascend / Ethereal, as wee, or may at choice / Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell; /If ye be found obedient" (5.497501). George Herbert had also expressed the latter belief: Before that...
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Fellowship in Paradise Lost: Vergil, Milton, Wordsworth, Volume 97

André Verbart, Andreas Franciscus Maria Verbart - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1995 - 314 pages
...time may come when men With Angels may participate, and find No inconveniem Diet, nor too light Fare: And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies...may at choice Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell; If ye be found obediem, and retain Unalterably firm his love emire Whose progenie you are. (V.49 1-503)...
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Divided Empire: Milton's Political Imagery

Robert Thomas Fallon - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...We are given only glimpses of the political future of unfallen Man, Raphael's prediction that their bodies "may at last turn all to spirit, / Improv'd by tract of time" (5:497-98) and Michael's suggestion that had Adam not sinned, Eden would have been Perhaps thy Capital...
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Milton's Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism

John Martin Evans - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 194 pages
...Unfällen pair will eventually assume the form of their heavenly visitor; their bodies, Raphael tells them: may at last turn all to Spirit, Improv'd by tract...may at choice Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell; If ye be found obedient. (497-501; see »ko Just as the Indians of Noonanetum in New England adopted...
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The Heretic's Feast: A History of Vegetarianism

Colin Spencer - Cooking - 1996 - 402 pages
...men With angels may participate, and find No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare. And from those corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit, Improved by tract of time, and winged ascend Ethereal as we;33 Nor would it be true to say that all...
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Religion and Culture in Renaissance England

Claire McEachern, Debora Shuger - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 308 pages
...food and knowledge. He thus imagines that a time may come when men With Angels may participate, . . . And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies...Improv'd by tract of time, and wing'd ascend Ethereal, as we or may at choice Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell. (PL, v. 494-500) The angel's warrant for such...
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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - Poetry - 1998 - 428 pages
...496—500, would furnish a contrast to the nutriments, depths, and heights of TSE's New York-scape: And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit, Improved by tract of time, and winged ascend Ethereal, as we, or may at choice Here or in heavenly...
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Milton's Earthly Paradise: A Historical Study of Eden

Joseph E. Duncan - Religion - 1972 - 340 pages
...bodily perfection were natural, rather than the result of grace. Apparently the process whereby their "bodies may at last turn all to Spirit / Improv'd by tract of time" (V, 497-98) is also natural. Although they are independent of nature, they are moved by her. Adam feels...
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - History - 1998 - 175 pages
...time may come when men With Angels may participate, and find No inconvenient Diet, nor too light Fare: And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies...tract of time, and wingd ascend Ethereal, as wee. [5.493-99] There is, however, a condition. Before they undertake the Platonic ascent, Adam and Eve...
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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in ...

Michael C. Schoenfeldt - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 203 pages
...time may come when men With angels may participate, and find No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare; And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit . . . (5.479 99) At the core of digestion, Raphael suggests, is a principle of material conversion....
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