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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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The Rolliad, in Two Parts: Probationary Odes for the Laureatship : and ...

Great Britain - 1812 - 535 pages
...common situation in poets both ancient and modern, as in Virgil and Milton ; Ter conata loqui, &c. Thrice he essay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth, Sec. but we will venture to assert, that it was never painted in a manner half so lively, as by the...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...He now prepar'd 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing: to wing, and halt' enclose him round "With all his peers: attention held them mute. Thrice he assay'd, and thriee,in spite ol* scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth : at last 630 Words,...
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The British Essayists: To which are Prefixed Prefaces, Biographical ...

English essays - 1819
...now prepar'd. To speak ; whereat their donbled 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 The catalogue of evil...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - Fall of man - 1820 - 305 pages
...bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepar'd 614 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 : at last Words, interwove...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, Volume 1

John Milton - Bible - 1821
...though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepared 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: at last Words, interwove...
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Paradise lost, a poem

John Milton - 1821
...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 620 Words, interwove with sighs, found out their way. - " O Myriads of immortal Spi'rits, O Powers...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 18, Parts 1-2

British prose literature - 1821
...splendors flung For his revolt Mark the effect : - he now prepared To speak • Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth llinil< i. fiiH, &c. Nor has Virgil suffered the unnatural and abandoned Mezentius, equally the contemner...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823
...the same guilt and ruin with himself: — He now prepared 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 assayed, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.— i. 61S. The catalogue...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...now prepar'd 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 The catalogue of evil...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 6

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824
...in the same guilt and ruin with himself. He now prcpar'd To speak; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose him round...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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