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" Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame, nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ... - Page 322
by John Milton - 1785
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Daniel Deronda

George Eliot - Comics & Graphic Novels - 1996 - 675 pages
...Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast; no weakness, no contempt Dispraise, or blame; nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in death so noble.414 NOTES 1 (p. 3) sidereal clock This measures time according to the rotation of the...
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Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War

Jonathan Franklin William Vance - History - 1997 - 319 pages
...Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast; no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame; nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. John Milton, 'Samson Agonistes' Introduction Q "NE OF THE most favourably reviewed books...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. 3453 Too much happens ... so noble. 7672 Samson Agonistes And calm of mind, all passlon spent. 7673 (of his school, Christ College)...
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The Miltonic Moment

J. Martin Evans - History - 1998 - 175 pages
...favoring and assisting to the end" (1719-20), and his assurance that "Nothing is here for tears, . . . nothing but well and fair, / And what may quiet us in a death so noble" (1721-24) is pure self-delusion. The final choric ode proclaiming "calm of mind, all passion...
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Daniel Deronda

George Eliot - 1909
..."Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast; no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame; nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble." THE END UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 39015051433194 ...
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The Conning of America: The Great War and American Popular Literature

Patrick J. Quinn - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 261 pages
...fell on the field of battle: Nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame,— nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. No war poet, English or American, died more contentedly. His letters of the period indicate...
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Exiled from Light: Divine Law, Morality, and Violence in Milton's Samson ...

Derek N. C. Wood - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 247 pages
..."peace of thought" which Adam knows on the hill' (Rajan, Lofty 144)? 'Nothing is here for tears ... nothing but well and fair, / And what may quiet us in a death so noble' (1721-4). Is this a 'call of hope to the defeated' (Hill, MER 441) to 'inflame their breasts...
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Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

George Levine - Science - 2010 - 320 pages
...like tragic realism, with a conclusion that invokes the painful meaningfulness of Samson Agonistes — "nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble." The narrative ends in death, but death still has the nobility of the quest that marks all...
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John Milton: Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes

John Martin Evans - Literary Collections - 2002 - 396 pages
...tears, nothing to wail Or knoek the hreat, no weakness, no eontempt, 200 SAMSON AGONISTES 67 Dispraise or blame, nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. (ii. A monument, he tells us, shall be ereeted to the memory of Samson, and a tomb be hung...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame, nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. Let us go find the body where it lies Soaked in his enemies' blood, and from the stream With...
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