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" FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ; Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet's pace ; And glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which is no more than what is false and vain, And merely mortal dross ;... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson - Page 26
by John Milton - 1807
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...Thus we salute thee with our early song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long. ON TIME (1633-34) FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race: Call on...So little is our loss, So little is thy gain ! For, whenas each thing bad thou hast entombed, And, last of all, thy greedy Self consumed, Then long eternity...
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On Frost

Edwin Harrison Cady - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 255 pages
...toe, And sing hey nonny no! When the winds blow and the seas flow? Hey nonny no! Or in Milton's: Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race: Call on...hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet's pace; Or in the ballad of Sir Patrick Spens: "I saw the new moon late yestere'en With the old moon in her...
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God, Creation, and Revelation: A Neo-evangelical Theology, Volume 1

Paul King Jewett, Marguerite Shuster - Religion - 1991 - 535 pages
..."now" in the light of the future life, Christians have not been cowed by time's relentless pace. . . . glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which is...than what is false and vain, And merely mortal dross. . . . And last of all thy greedy self consumed Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss With an individual...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...author finding to be above the years he had when he wrote it, and nothing satisfied On Time32 Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on...what is false and vain, And merely mortal dross; So litde is our loss, So litde is thy gain. For when as each thing bad thou hast entombed, And last of...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker, Gordon Campbell - Religion - 1996 - 1539 pages
...movement of the poem, using alternate and enclosed (cddc) rime, tried the new technical device : Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ! Call on...dross; So little is our loss, So little is thy gain. Milton anticipated the happy day — which many of his contemporaries felt would soon arrive — when...
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The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

Olga Fischer, Max Nšnny - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 387 pages
...smallness. In John Milton's "On Time" (11. 1-11) we discover two short lines as icons of smallness: And glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which...little is thy gain. For when as each thing bad thou has entomb'd, And, last of all, thy greedy self consum'd. Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 494 pages
...sitting here with nothing to say that isn't too ordinary or sad. ON TIME (John Milton, 1608-1674) Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on...Whose speed is but the heavy Plummet's' pace; And glut thy self with what thy womb devours, Which is no more than what is false and vain, And merely mortal...
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Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry

Tyler Hoffman - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 263 pages
...line is endstopped as are (to a greater or lesser extent) the lines immediately following it: Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race: Call on...leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet's pace;12 But this passage does not set the form that the rest of the poem follows. Beginning with the...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...manuscript subtitle indicates that Milton intended the poem to be "set on a clock-case." On Time Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on...So little is our loss, So little is thy gain. For whenas each thing bad thou hast entombed, And last of all, thy greedy self consumed, Then long eternity...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...manuscript subtitle indicates that Milton intended the poem to be "set on a clock-case." On Time Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on...plummet's pace; And glut thyself with what thy womb devours,Which is no more than what is false and vain, And merely mortal dross; So little is our loss,...
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