The History of Early English Literature: Being the History of English Poetry from Its Beginnings to the Accession of King Ælfred, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1892 - 502 páginas

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Página 299 - The puny habitants ; or if not drive, Seduce them to our party, that their God May prove their foe, and with repenting hand Abolish his own works. This would surpass...
Página 298 - Is this the region, this the soil, the clime," Said then the lost Archangel, " this the seat That we must change for Heaven? — this mournful gloom For that celestial light...
Página 298 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe...
Página 300 - As when far off at sea a fleet descried Hangs in the clouds, by equinoctial winds Close sailing from Bengala...
Página 144 - His colour sicken'd more and more, He faded into age ; And then his enemies began To show their deadly rage.
Página 298 - Beyond this flood a frozen continent Lies, dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms Of whirlwind and dire hail...
Página 424 - Leviathan, which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean-stream: Him, haply slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff, Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind, Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invests the sea, and wished morn delays...
Página 306 - They looking back, all th' eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Wav'd over by that flaming brand, the gate With dreadful faces throng'd and fiery arms. Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wip'd them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.
Página 496 - Mr. Saintsbury has produced a most useful, first-hand survey— comprehensive, compendious, and spirited — of that unique period of literary history when " all the muses still were in their prime." One knows not where else to look for so well-proportioned and well-ordered conspectus of the astonishingly varied and rich products of the teeming English mind during the century that begins with Tottel's Miscellany and the birth of Bacon, and closes with the Restoration.
Página 311 - And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them...

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