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English School Classics

PARADISE LOST

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Edited by FRANCIS STORR, B.A., CHIEF MASTER OF MODERN SUBJECTS AT MERCHANT TAYLORS' SCHOOL, LATE

SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, AND BELL UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR. Thomson's Seasons : Winter. With an Introduction to the Series. By the Rev. J. FRANCK BRIGHT, D.D.,

Master of University College. 15. Cowper's Task. By Francis STORR, B.A.

Part I. (Books I. and II.), 9d. Part II. (Books III. and IV.), gd. Part III.

(Books V. and VI.), ed. Simple Poems from Cowper. By FRANCIS STORR, B.A. Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel.

By J. SURTEES PHILLPOTTS, M.A., Head Master of Bedford School.

Part I. (Canto I. with Introduction), d. Part II. (Cantos II. and III.), gd.

Part III. (Cantos IV. and V.), 9d. Part IV. (Canto VI.), gd. Scott's Lady of the Lake.

By R. W. TAYLOR, M.A., Head Master of Kelly College, Tavistock.

Part I. (Cantos I. and II.), 9d. Part II. (Cantos III. and IV.), 9d. Part III.

(Cantos V. and VI.), gd.
Notes to Scott's Waverley.
By H. W. Eve, M.A., Head Master of University College School, London.
WAVERLEY AND NOTES.

28. 6d.
Twenty of Bacon's Essays. By Francis Storr, B.A.
Simple Poems.

By W. E. Mullins, M.A., Assistant-Master at Marlborough College. 8d. Wordsworth's Excursion. -The Wanderer.

By Hawes TURNER, B.A., late Scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge. IS. Selections from Wordsworth's Poems.

By Hawes TURNER, B.A. Milton's Paradise Lost.

By FRANCIS STORR, B.A. Book I. gd. Book II. od. Milton's L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, and Lycidas.

By EDWARD STORR, M.A., late Scholar of New College, Oxford. Selections from the Spectator.

By OSMUND Airy, M.A., H.M. Inspector of Schools. Browne's Religio Meilici.

By W. P. SMITH, M.A., Assistant Master at Winchester College. Is. Goldsmith's Traveller, and The Deserted Village.

By C. Sankey, M.A., Head Master of Bury St. Edmund's Grammar School. Is. Extracts from Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield.

By C. SANKEY, M.A.
Poems selected from the Works of Robert Burns.

By A. M. Bell, M.A., Balliol College, Oxford.
Macaulay's Essays :

Moore's Life of BYRON. By FRANCIS STORR, B.A. ed.
Boswell's LIFE OF JOHNson. By Francis STORR, B.A. 9d.
Hallam's ConsTITUTIONAL History. By H. F. Boyd, late Scholar of Brage-

nose College, Oxford.
Southey's Life of Nelson. By W. E. MULLINS, M.A.

25. 6d. Gray's Poems, with Johnson's Life, and Selections from

Gray's Letters. By FrancIS STORR, B.A.

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RIVINGTONS: WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

PARADISE LOST

Book EF,

EDITED

WITH INTRODUCTION, LIFE OF MILTON,

AND NOTES

BY

FRANCIS STORR, B.A.

CHIEF MASTER OF MODERN SUBJECTS AT MERCHANT TAYLORS'

SCHOOL

[The Life and Introduction will be found in Book 1.)

RIVINGTONS
WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON

[New Edition)

28 NOV86

OXFORD PARADISE LOST

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IGH on a throne of royal state, which far

Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Or where the gorgeous East, with richest hand,
Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd
To that bad eminence: and, from despair
Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires
Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue
Vain war with Heaven, and, by success untaught,
His
proud imaginations thus

display'd :
Powers and Dominions, Deities of Heaven!
For, since no deep within her gulf can hold
Immortal vigour, though oppress'd and fallen,
I give not Heaven for lost. From this descent
Celestial virtues rising will appear
More glorious and more dread than from no fall,
And trust themselves to fear no second fate.
Me, though just right, and the fix'd laws of Heaven,
Did first create your Leader, next, free choice,
With what besides, in council or in fight,
Hath been achiev'd of merit, yet this loss,
Thus far at least recover'd, hath much more
Establish'd in a safe unenvied throne,
Yielded with full consent. The happier state
In Heaven, which follows dignity, might draw
Envy from each inferior: but who here
Will envy whom the highest place exposes
Foremost to stand against the Thunderer's aim
Your bulwark, and condemns the greatest share

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