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" CYRIACK, this three years' day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot ; Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet... "
A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams - Page 120
by Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 205

1895
...Qnotations arc indeed often sadly mangled. Mr. John Bright once qnoted the lines from Milton : — I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate...jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward. The reporter was not familiar with the passage, and having no idea that Mr. Bright was...
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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 1

Unitarianism - 1827
...confided his lately discovered " Treatise on Christian Doctrine." 152 Cyriac, this three-years-day, these eyes, though clear To outward view, of blemish...jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overplied...
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The Works of William E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1845
...confided his lately discovered " Treatise on Christian Doctrine." ' ' Cyriac, this three years day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish...jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask ? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overplied...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...day, And, when God sends a cheerful hour, refrains. TO THE SAME (1655) CYRIACK, this three years' day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish...jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 6

1850
...world ought never to forget Milton, either as a poet or a patriot: " Cyriac, this three years' day, these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish...forgot; Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear, Of suu, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand...
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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1868
...When fallen on evil days and evil tongues," in obscurity and neglect, in blindness and poverty, would "Argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate...jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward ; " and give to England's and the world's literature, those seraphic anthems that tell...
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"Fiction Distorting Fact": The Prison Life, Annotated by Jefferson Davis

John Joseph Craven, Jefferson Davis, Edward K. Eckert - History - 1987 - 168 pages
...these idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or stars, throughout the year, Or man, or unman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor...jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.^ •CHAPTER 6' Operations on the Southern Coast. — Davis Hears that he is Indicted...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 255 pages
...position as a poet-priest of the waning New England dominant class: Cyriack, this three years' day these eyes, though clear To outward view of blemish...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...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

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

Gregory Orr, Ellen Bryant Voigt - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 282 pages
...of his life, but turns toward the poem and ultimately to his friend: Cyriack, this three years day these eyes, though clear To outward view of blemish...jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overplied...
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