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" Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve. "
The Testimony of the Rocks: Or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two ... - Page 252
by Hugh Miller - 1857 - 500 pages
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder, Volume 2

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - English essays - 1849
...wherein he speaks of Satan : -God and his Son except, And that in which he describes Adam and Eve : " Adam, the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve." It is plain, that in the former of these passages, according to the natural syntax, the divine persons...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1849 - 396 pages
...precisely the same sort of impropriety into which Milton hath fallen in these words : " Adam, The comeliest man of men, since born His sons. The fairest of her daughters Eve."* And in these : j ^ &** '"-* "' " The loveliest pair ' I. a in -•• That ever since in love's embraces...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - Bible - 1849 - 283 pages
...angel, for they thought no ill: " 320 So hand in hand they pass'd, the loveliest pair That ever since in love's embraces met; Adam, the goodliest man of men since born Under a tuft of shade, that on a green 3tS His sons ; the fairest of her daughters, Eve. Stood wliisp'ring...
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The Antigone of Sophocles

Sophocles, Richard C. Jebb, E. S. Shuckburgh - History - 1902 - 252 pages
...у.../ыеумт;у...т<оу тгро arr. Tacitus ff is ti 50 ю/м omnium ante se principum. Milton PL 4. 322 Adam, the goodliest man of men since born, His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve. Goethe Hermann und Dorothea 5. 101 Von ihren Schwestern die beste. 103 f. Цаувтр with an echo...
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The Mystical Design of Paradise Lost

Galbraith Miller Crump - Poetry - 1975 - 194 pages
...presents tttlH tfl us as hand in hand they pass'd, the loveliest pair That ever since in love's imbraces met, Adam the goodliest man of men since born His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters Eve. (IV. 321-24) The first two lines confront us with an intricate time scheme, typical of the poem's mythic...
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The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians

F. F. Bruce - Religion - 1984 - 442 pages
...literature to this "exclusive" use of a superlative is the couplet from Milton's Paradise Lost IV.323.24; Adam, the goodliest man of men since born His sons; the fairest of her daughters Eve. AW Argyle, remarking that most commentators are content to quote as a biblical Greek parallel лoштос...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...they thought no ill: So hand in hand they passd, the lovliest pair That ever since in loves imbraces met, Adam the goodliest man of men since born His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters Eve. [4.313-24] In the last two lines, through the peculiarities of Milton's syntax, the shame of man is...
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The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians

F. F. Bruce - Religion - 1984 - 442 pages
...literature to this "exclusive" use of a superlative is the couplet from Milton's Paradise Lost IV. 323-24: Adam, the goodliest man of men since born His sons; the fairest of her daughters Eve. AW Argyle, remarking that most commentators are content to quote as a biblical Greek parallel лршто...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...not guilty shame: dishonest Shame Of Nature's works, Honour dishonourable. (Bk. IV, 1. 304-314) 74 Come pensive Nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure, All in a robe of da (Bk. IV, 1. 323-324) 75 "My author and disposer, what thou biddest Unargued I obey; so God ordains,...
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Death in Milton's Poetry

Clay Daniel - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 183 pages
...The image of thir glorious Maker shone" (4.291-92). The narrator, foreshadowing the fall, describes "Adam the goodliest man of men since born / His Sons, the fairest of her Daughters Eve" (4.323-24). When we read these glowing descriptions of Adam and Eve, we should see them through Satan's...
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