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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... "
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...For his revolt, yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd: as when Heav'ns 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 inclose...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...For his revolt, yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd: as when Heav'ns 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 inclose...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - Authors, English - 1851 - 415 pages
...his revolt; yet faithful how they stood, Tlkir glory wither'd. As when heaven's fire I! ,th M-othed" the forest oaks or mountain pines, With singed top their stately growth, though bare, Stands , ,n the blasted heath. He now prepared "5 T', -In-ak ; whereat their floubled ranks they bend lY'on...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...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 double ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...from eternal splendours flung 465 For his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood, Their glory withered2; as when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks,...growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath. He now prepared 470 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

Scotland - 1852
...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 hend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...his revolt, yet faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd : as when Heaven's fire Hath scath'd He now prepar'd To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enclose...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1852
...For 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. -- lie now prepar'd To speak; whereat, their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and half enelose...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism

James Robert Boyd - English language - 1852 - 352 pages
...strongest will left to resist, or to endure. He was baffled, not confounded. He stood like a tower ; or " As when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines." He is still surrounded with hosts of rebel angels, armed warriors, who own him as their sovereign leader,...
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Chambers's Repository of Instructive and Amusing Tracts

...passion, to behold The fallows of his crime, .I'... faithful how they stood, ' Their glory withered ; as when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, Witlf singed top, their stately growth, though hart, Stands on the blasted heath. Addressing them in...
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