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" So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found Among the faithless, faithful only he ; Among innumerable false, unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number, nor example, with him wrought To swerve from truth,... "
A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ... - Page 302
by David Simpson - 1810 - 345 pages
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The Prelude: Or, Growth of a Poet's Mind (text of 1805)

William Wordsworth - Literary Criticism - 1970 - 330 pages
...depicting under the figure of Abdiel his own position at the Restoration, insists on the same point: Nor number, nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though tingle. PJ,. v. 901-3. well hast thou fought The better fight, who single hast maintaind Against revolted...
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Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose

Turner James Grantham, David Loewenstein, James Turner, James Hrantham Turner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 282 pages
...different circumstances would make martyrs.22 The faithful Abdiel could serve as an emblem of constancy: "Nor number, nor example with him wrought / To swerve...truth, or change his constant mind / Though single" (v.901- 3). Noah, like many of the Protestant martyrs celebrated by Foxe, admonishes the wicked "fearless...
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City of Discontent

Mark Harris - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 403 pages
...innumerable false, unmoved, unshaken, unseduced, unterrified his loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal; nor number, nor example with him wrought to swerve...constant mind though single. From amidst them forth he passed, long way through hostile scorn, which he sustained superior, nor of violence feared aught;...
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ISLA 1

Tetsuji Yamamoto
...Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal; Nor number, nor example with his wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single." We see in Milton's conscience the stance of aloneness of Hamlet's soliloquy's — Abdiel or Hamlet...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...innumerable false, unmov'd, Unshak'n, unseduc'd, unterrifi'd His Loyalty he kept, his Love, his Zeal; 900 Nor number, nor example with him wrought To swerve...he pass'd, Long way through hostile scorn, which he sustain'd Superior, nor of violence fear'd aught; 905 And with retorted scorn his back he turn'd On...
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Literature and Dissent in Milton's England

Sharon Achinstein - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 302 pages
...Unshak'n, unseduc'd, unterrifi'd His Loyalty he kept, his Love, his Zeal; Nor number, nor example of him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant...he pass'd Long way through hostile scorn, which he sustain'd Superior, nor of violence fear'd aught And with retorted scorn his back he turn'd On those...
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William Gadsby

B. A. Ramsbottom - Baptists - 2003 - 352 pages
...innumerable false, unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love and zeal, Nor number, nor example, with him wrought, To swerve...truth, or change his constant mind, Though single." In handling experience, into which he seemed more particularly led during the latter years of his life,...
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With Love and Prayers: A Headmaster Speaks to the Next Generation

F. Jarvis - Self-Help - 2010 - 344 pages
...innumerable false unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal; JVbr number nor example with him wrought To swerve from...truth, or change his constant mind, Though single. If we set out as pilgrims — often seemingly alone — to live such a life, we will surely encounter...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...unterrified His loyalty he kept, his love, his 2eal; 900 Nor number, nor example with him wrought0 To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single. From amidst mem forth he passed, Long way through hostile scorn, which he sustained Superior, nor of violence feared...
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The Averys of Groton: Genealogical and Biographical, Volume 2

Homer De Lois Sweet - 1894 - 688 pages
...Master, was more attractive, more vivid to his imagination. " His loyalty be kept, his lore, his zeal ; Nor number, nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth or change his constant mind," Thesj, briefly, are some of the thoughts that rise before me as I contemplate this brave Christain,...
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