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" Millions of Spirits for his fault amerced* Of Heaven, and from eternal splendours flung For his revolt; yet faithful how they stood, Their glory withered: as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top their stately... "
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Page 345
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The spirit of the woods, by the author of 'The moral of flowers'.

Rebecca Hey - 1837
...same image, when speaking of the fallen angels : — ' faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd ; as when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks,...growth, though bare Stands on the blasted heath." Both pines and firs, between which there is a very close alliance, are valuable for a vast variety...
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Principles of Geology: Being an Inquiry how Far the Former Changes ..., Volume 2

Sir Charles Lyell - Geology - 1837
...the scorching heat emitted from the melted rock ; an image recalling those beautiful lines : — " As when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks,...growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath." Form, composition, and origin of the dikes. — But without indulging the imagination any longer in...
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Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of ..., Volume 4

John Claudius Loudon - Botany - 1838 - 2693 pages
...sylvéstris: — Speaking of the fallen angels, he says, — " Faithful how they stood, Their glory withered ; as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks,...top, their stately growth, though bare, Stands on tbe blasted heath." Sir Walter Scott, also, mentions the Scotch pine in the following lines: — "...
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The Paradise Lost

Bible - 1838 - 373 pages
...his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd : as when Heaven's fire Hath scath'd the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top...growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepar'd To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...dreaded powers of destruction must always have a tincture of the sublime. " As when heaven's fire Has scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines ; With singed top their stately growth, tho bare, Stands on the blasted heath." ' If we next take a view of those animals that are called picturesque,...
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Italy: a poem. With historical and classical notes

John Edmund Reade - 1838
...and from eternal splendours flung For his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood Their glory withered ! as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With'singed top their stately growth, though bare. Stands on the blasted heath. Impressive images,...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...and from eternal splendours flung For his revolt, yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd : as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks...growth, 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...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 807 pages
...For his revolt, yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wilher'd: as when Heaven's fire Hath scath'd the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top...growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prcpar'd To «peak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ...

John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
...his revolt ! yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd ! as when heaven's fire Hath scath'd the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top their stately growth, though hare, 615 Stands on the hlasted heath. He now prepar'd To speak : whereat their douhled ranks they...
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Le Paradis perdu de J. Milton

John Milton - 1841 - 479 pages
...de purs esprits peuvent en répandre. A la fin il fait entendre ces mots entrecoupés de soupirs : With singed top their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepar'd To speak : whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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