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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 poetical works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1880
...think th' infection of my sorrows loud Had got a race of mourners on some pregnant cloud. ON TIME. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is hut the heavy plummet's pace ; And glut thyself with what thy womh devours, Which is no more than what...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton - 1881
...had, when he wrote it, and nothing satisfied with what was begun, left it unfinished. OX TIME. )LY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on...intomb'd, And last of all thy greedy self consum'd, 10 Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss With an individual kiss; And Joy shall overtake us as a...
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English Odes

Edmund Gosse - English poetry - 1881 - 259 pages
...Bright-harness'd angels sit in order serviceable. ON TIME. MILTON. Written at Cambridge about 1630. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ; Call on...is thy gain ! For when as each thing bad thou hast entomb'd, And, last of all, thy greedy self consumed, Then long eternity shall greet our bliss, With...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: Reprinted from the Best Editions, with ...

John Milton - 1881 - 562 pages
...when ho wrote it, aud nothing satisfied with what was begun, left it unfinished.] V. ON TIME. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ; Call on...is thy gain. For when as each thing bad thou hast entombed, And last of all thy greedy self consumed, Then long eternity shall greet our bliss With an...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1881 - 460 pages
...it, and nothing satisfied with what WU begun, I . unfinished ON TIME. FI.Y, envious Time, till tliou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping...is thy gain. For when as each thing bad thou hast cntomb'd, And, last of all, thy greedy self consumed, Then long Eternity shall greet our bliss With...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Fore-edge painting - 1881 - 491 pages
...smooth, or royal-towered Thame, \The rest was ON TIME. PLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy rice ; Call on the lazy leaden-stepping Hours, Whose speed...is thy gain ! For when as each thing bad thou hast entombed, And last of all thy greedy self consumed, Then long eternity shall greet our bliss With an...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1882 - 882 pages
...MILTON. ON TIME. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, [hours, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping Whose speed is but the heavy plummet's pace; And glut, thyself with what thy womb devours, And merely mortal dross ; So little is our loss. So little is thy gain. For when as each tiling bad...
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With the Poets: A Selection of English Poetry

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 290 pages
...his celestial concert us unite, To live with Him, and sing in endless morn of light ! ON TIME. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ; Call on...is thy gain ! For when as each thing bad thou hast entombed. And last of all thy greedy self consumed. Then long eternity shall greet our bliss With an...
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With the poets: a selection of English poetry. [Ed.] by F.W. Farrar

Frederic William Farrar - English poetry - 1883 - 412 pages
...his celestial concert us unite, To live with Him, and sing in endless morn of light ! ON TIME. FLY, envious Time, till thou run out thy race ; Call on...is thy gain ! For when as each thing bad thou hast entombed, And last of all thy greedy self consumed, Then long eternity shall greet our bliss With an...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...he wrote it, and nothing satisfi'd with what was begun, left it unfinisbt. On Time FLY envious Tim, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy Plummets pace; And glut thy self with what thy womb devours, Which is no more then what is false and...
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