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" To speak; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose him round With all his peers: Attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as Angels weep, burst forth: at last Words, interwove... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 386
1852
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...now prepar'd 615 To speak ; whereat their doubl'd ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half inclose him round With all his peers. Attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth. At last 620 Words...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...now prepar'd 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half inclose him round With all his peers : attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in spite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth : at last 6 jo Words...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803
...He now prepar'd To speak ; whereat their double ranks they bend From wing to wing, ami half inclose him round With all his peers : attention held them...spite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth ~. The catalogue of evil spirits has abundance of learning in it, and a very agreeable turn of poetry,...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...the same guilt and ruin with himself. . , He now prepar'd To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose him round...all his peers : attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in spite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth The catalogue of evil...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1805 - 471 pages
...Pathetic. Stands on the blasted heath. He now prcpar'd To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend, From wing to wing, and half enclose him round,...spite of scorn, Tears such as angels weep burst forth. Throughout the poem, the infernal excite more interest than the celestial personages, because their...
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The Confessions of William Henry Ireland: Containing the Particulars of His ...

William Henry Ireland - England - 1805 - 317 pages
...efforts have benne fruitlesse' is a sentence that seems to have been written by a reader of Milton : ' Thrice he essay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.' " On this comment I have only to remark, that Milton or his works never occurred to me at the moment...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1806 - 473 pages
...their doubled ranks they bend, Of the Su- From wing to wing, and half enclose him round, Pathetic* With all his peers : attention held them mute. Thrice...spite of scorn, Tears such as angels weep burst forth. Throughout the poem, the infernal excite more interest than the celestial personages, because their...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1806 - 473 pages
...to wing, and half enclose him round, Pathetic"* With a11 his Peers : attention held tnem muteThrice he essay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears such as angels weep burst forth. Throughout the poem, the infernal excite more interest than the celestial personages, because their...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...baiC Stanch on the blasted heath. He now prepar'd 61 To speak ; wheieat their doubled rants they brnd From wing to wing, and half enclose him round With all, his peers : attention held them route. Thrice he assay'd, and thrice in ipite of scorn Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth : at...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1808 - 476 pages
...though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepar'd , To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend, From wing to wing, and half enclose him round, With all his peers : attention held them mute. _ . Thrice he essay d, and thrice, in spite ot scorn, Tears such as angels weep burst forth. Throughout...
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