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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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Paradise Lost: A Poem,in Twelve Books; with a Memoir of the Author; Illus ...

John Milton - 1853 - 400 pages
...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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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1853
...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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Milton's Poetical Works

John Milton - 1853 - 661 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 Aving to wing, and half enclose...
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The Characteristics and Laws of Figurative Language

David Nevins Lord - Figures of speech - 1854 - 306 pages
...destruction seek — Deliver'ance for us all. — This en'terprize — None' shall partake with me. " As' when heav'en's fire — Hath sca'thed the forest...though bare', — Stands' on the blast'ed heath." Those opening with a trochee, and closing on the seventh syllable, have still greater beauty : " For...
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Milton's Paradise lost and Paradise regained, with notes by J. Edmondston

John Milton - 1854
...eternal splendours flung 610 For his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood,8 Their glory withered ! as, when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks...stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath.3 He now prepared 615 To speak ; whereat their doubled ranks they bend From wing to wing, and...
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Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum, Volume 4

John Claudius Loudon - 1854
...(alien angels, he says, — " Faithful how they itood, Their glory withered ; ля when Heaven' flre Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With...growth, though bare. Stands on the blasted heath." Sir Walter Scott, also, mentions the Scotch pine in the following lines : — " And higher yet the...
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Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of ..., Volume 4

John Claudius Loudon - Shrubs - 1854
...— Speaking of the (alien angels, he says, — " Faithful how they stood, Their glory wither'd ; M when Heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or...With singed top, their stately growth, though bare, Stand! on the blasted heath." Sir Walter Scott, also, mentions the Scotch pine in the following lines:...
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The Characteristics and Laws of Figurative Language: Designed for Use in ...

David Nevins Lord - Bible as literature - 1854 - 306 pages
...shall partake with me. " As' when heav'en's fire — Hath sca'thed the forest oaks — or moim'tain pines — With sing'ed top, — their stately growth,...though bare', — Stands' on the blast'ed heath." Those opening with a trochee, and closing on the seventh syllable, have still greater beauty : "For...
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The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854
...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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The Characteristics and Laws of Figurative Language

David Nevins Lord - Figures of speech - 1855 - 306 pages
...destruction seek — Deliver'ance for us all. — This en'terprize — None' shall partake with me. " As' when heav'en's fire — Hath sca'thed the forest...though bare', — Stands' on the blast'ed heath." Those opening with a trochee, and closing on the seventh syllable, have still greater beauty : " For...
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