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978-0-404-04370-4 / 9780404043704

The Poetical Works of John Milton, With Notes of Various Authors

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Language:English

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...till now in Hell. See more instances of this, B. iv. 129, B. viii. 423, and B. ix. 908. Pearce. Ver. 381. His quadrature, from thy orbicular world; The world is orbicular or round; the empyreal Heaven is a quadrature or square. Milton had before said, that it was undetermin'd square or round, B. ii. 1048; and so it might be to Satan viewing it at that distance: But here he follows the opinion of Gas-sendus and others, who say that the empyreum, or Heaven of Heavens, is of a square figure, because the holy city is so described: " And the city lieth four-square, and the length is as large as the breadth," Rev. xxi. 16. Newton. Ver. 383. the Prince of darkness Hume and Dr. Newton observe, that Satan may be properly so called; since his Angels are styled, in Scripture, Rulers of the darkness of this world, Ephes. vi. 12.--But, the title of the Prince of darkness was not coined by Milton. It occurs in Spenser, F. Q. iii. viii. 8. Fair Daughter, and thou Son and Grandchild both; High proof ye now have given to be the race 385 Of Satan, (for I glory in the name, Antagonist of Heaven's Almighty King,) Amply have merited of me, of all The infernal empire, that so near Heaven's door Triumphal with triumphal act have met, 390 Mine, with this glorious work; and made one realm, Hell and this world, one realm, one continent Of easy thorough-fare. Therefore, while I Descend through darkness, on your road with ease, To my associate Powers, them to acquaint 395 With these successes, and with them rejoice; You two this way, among these numerous orbs, All yours, right down to Paradise descend; And in the old Tragedie of Alexander the Sixth or the DeviFs Charter, " the Prince of darkness, and all Powers " In earth and hell, doe tremble and fall downe," &c....

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