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" Adam, well may we labour still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower, Our pleasant task enjoin'd ; but, till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint ; what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler - Page 111
by Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - 1923 - 310 pages
...task enjoined; but, till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint : what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or bind, 210 Tending to wild. Thou, therefore, now advise, Or hear what to my mind first thoughts present. Let...
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Training in Literary Appreciation: An Introduction to Criticism

Francis Henry Pritchard - Criticism - 1924 - 237 pages
...and on the other: Till more hands Aid us the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint : what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...or two with wanton growth derides, Tending to wild. This does not mean, however, that the subjects of poetry are necessarily abnormal or bizarre. Poetry...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...task enjoined; but, till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint : what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...or two with wanton growth derides, Tending to wild. Thou, therefore, now advise, Or hear what to my mind first thoughts present. Let us divide our labours...
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Essays from the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler

Samuel Johnson - Literary Collections - 1968 - 364 pages
...redounded (as a flood) on those From whom it sprung; impossible to mix With blessedness. vn. 56-59. What we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...or two with wanton growth derides, Tending to wild. 1x. 2o9-12. The paths and bow'rs doubt not but our joint hands Will keep from wilderness with ease...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...task enjoyn'd, but till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint; what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...night or two with wanton growth derides Tending to wilde. [9.205-212] We must believe that Eve is truly concerned about her work here, and not simply...
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - Reference - 1995 - 452 pages
...redounded (as a flood) on those From whom it sprung ; impossible to mix With blessedness. [VII, 56-9] — What we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...or two with wanton growth derides, Tending to wild. [DC, 209-12] The paths and bow'rs doubt not but our joint hands Will keep from wilderness with ease...
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Kinney: Chinese Views of Childhood

Anne Behnke Kinney - Social Science - 1995 - 352 pages
...when Adam describes his work in the garden: "The work under our labor grows, / luxurious by restraint; what we by day / Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop,...night or two with wanton growth derides / Tending to wilde." z1. Shiji, juan 11o; translated in Watson, Records of the Grand Historian, voL 1. p. 155. 22....
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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan, Peter Stallybrass - Literary Collections - 1996 - 398 pages
...task enjoined, but till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint; what we by day Lop, overgrown, or prune, or prop,...or two with wanton growth derides Tending to wild. Thou therefore now advise Or hear what to my mind first thoughts present, Let us divide our labours....
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 213 pages
...and Swift Messenger till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows, Luxurious by restraint; what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...or two with wanton growth derides Tending to wild. Paradise Lost book 9 As a symbol for England traditionally reserved for celebratory purposes, the edenic...
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Milton's Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism

John Martin Evans - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 194 pages
...task enjoyn'd, but till more hands Aid us, the work under our labour grows Luxurious by restraint; what we by day Lop overgrown, or prune, or prop, or...night or two with wanton growth derides Tending to wilde. (9.205-12) 45. A Declaration, p. 10 46. A Briefe Narration, pp. 57—58; Edward Johnson, Wonder-...
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