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" Shine not in vain ; nor think, though men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise : Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both... "
Paradiso perduto di Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1852
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The Influence of Milton on English Poetry

Raymond Dexter Havens - English poetry - 1922 - 722 pages
...choirs of fervent Angels sang Their vespers in the grove. How often, from the steep Of echoing hitt or thicket, have we heard Celestial voices to the...each to other's note, Singing their great Creator! Or obvious hill. Nor obvious hill. Composed on an Evening of Beauty, oi 2. PL iv. 680-4. "As the cold...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...though men were none, That Heaven would want spectators, God want praise Millions of spiritual creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when...their great Creator ! Oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds In full harmonic number...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...was instructing Eve earlier, he described the songs they both heard : Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when...their great Creator: oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds In full harmonic number...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 144 pages
...men were none, That Heav'n would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of spiritual Creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when...ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. (IV. 674-80) Adam asserts that there is a proper way to approach the heavens after all: to praise them....
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Repetition

Andreas Fischer - English language - 1994 - 268 pages
...a double rebound, "echoing" and "Celestial voices," in three lines connected by enjambement: . . . how often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket...have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, In the final chorus of "Clorinda and Damon" (27-30), Andrew Marvell uses the verb "echo" in a linear...
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The Temple: Concerning Diseases of the Brain and Nerves

Andrew J. Davis - 1996 - 487 pages
...Spiritualism, in language faithful to the sublime reality, thus: " Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when...their great Creator. Oft in bands, While they keep watch or nightly round' ag walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds, In full harmonic number...
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Pearls and Pebbles

Catharine Parr Traill - Fiction - 1999 - 211 pages
...men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when...with ceaseless praise His works behold Both day and night."2 THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST "Ye say they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...were none, 675 That Heav'n would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of spiritual Creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when...behold Both day and night: how often from the steep 680 Of echoing Hill or Thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...were none, 675 That Heav'n would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of spiritual Creatures walk the Earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when...behold Both day and night: how often from the steep 680 Of echoing Hill or Thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
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Milton and Ecology

Ken Hiltner - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 165 pages
...also reappears, though this time the celestial music is a hymn to God. As it is spoken by Adam to Eve: how often from the steep Of echoing Hill or Thicket...Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive to each others note Singing thir great Creator. (4.680-84) Arcades Genius and Eve (as well as Adam)...
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