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" Strength, comeliness of shape, or amplest merit, That woman's love can win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. "
Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ... - Page 292
by Charles Lamb - 1813 - 484 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: English and Latin, Volume 2

John Milton - 1892 - 1 pages
...win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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Plays and Dramatic Essays

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1893 - 239 pages
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit: " Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day, Or seven...natures. There would be all knowledge, but sympathetic expressions would be wanting. BEN JONSON. The Case is Altered.—The passion for wealth has worn out...
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Words and Days: A Table-book of Prose and Verse

Calendars - 1895 - 383 pages
...win or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. MILTON. 37 Nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, But music for the time doth change his nature....
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The Minor Poems of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1898 - 206 pages
...win, or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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The Minor Poems of John Milton: Illustrated & Decorated

John Milton - 1898 - 206 pages
...win, or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it, Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1899 - 303 pages
...or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it 1015 (Much like thy riddle, Samson), in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. Thy paranymph, worthless to thee compared, 1020 Successor in thy bed, Nor both so loosely disallied...
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An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton: Comprising ...

John Milton, Hiram Corson - 1899 - 303 pages
...or long inherit ; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it 1015 (Much like thy riddle, Samson), in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - English Literature - 1900 - 554 pages
...win or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, (Which way soever men refer it) Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven, though one should musing sit; If any of these or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferr'd Thy Paranymph, worthless to thee...
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The Lyric and Dramatic Poems of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1901 - 345 pages
...or long inherit; But what it is, hard is to say, Harder to hit, Which way soever men refer it; 1015 Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven though one should musing sit. If any of these, or all, the Timnian bride Had not so soon preferred Thy paranymph, worthless to thee...
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Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...learning of a new language to understand their meaning when they speak. It is indeed hard to hit : Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day Or seven...knowledge, but sympathetic expression would be wanting.] SAPHO AND PHAO, A COMEDY : BY JOHN LYLV, MA, 1584. PHAO, a poor ferryman, praises his condition; he...
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