Once upon a time, Band 1

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Seite 256 - In 1647 Milton had again moved to a small house in Holborn, which opened behind into Lincoln's Inn Fields. He here continued to work in the education of a few scholars:— " So didst thou travel on life's common way In cheerful godliness ; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Seite 238 - Tower'd cities please us then, And the busy hum of men, Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit, or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom
Seite 120 - Some still removed place will fit, Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom ; Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth ; Or the bellman's drowsy charm, To hless the doors from nightly harm.
Seite 306 - prison make, Nor iron bars a cage ; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage. If I have freedom in my lore, And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Seite 238 - There let Hymen oft appear In saffron robe, with taper clear, And pomp and feast and revelry, With mask and antique pageantry,— Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer-eves by haunted stream. Then to the well-trod stage anon,
Seite 174 - did it; The other, though unfinish'd, yet so famous, So excellent in art, and still so rising, That Christendom shall ever speak his virtue."* The journey from Oxford to London must have occupied two days, in that age of bad roads and long miles. Harrison, in his ' Chapter on Thoroughfares ' (1586), gives us the distances from town to
Seite 313 - his father was a butcher ; and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it, in a high style, and make a speech.
Seite 251 - herein consists the grave and governing wisdom of a state. To sequester out of the world into Atlantis and Utopian politics, which never can be drawn into use, will not mend our condition; but to ordain wisely as in this world of evil, in the midst whereof God hath placed us unavoidably.
Seite 203 - we see a cloud that's dragouish; A vapour, sometime, like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon *t that nod unto the world And mock our eyes with air."*
Seite 246 - Captain, or Colonel, or Knight in arms," to spare the house of Milton the polemic. It was Milton the poet who left unwillingly "a calm and pleasing solitariness, fed with cheerful and confident thoughts, to embark in a troubled sea of noises

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