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" The way seems difficult and steep to scale With upright wing against a higher foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful lake benumb not still, That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat : descent and fall To us... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ... - Page 170
by John Milton - 1795
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...torments. But perhaps The way seems difficult, and steep to scale With upright wing against a higher foe! Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that...the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low ? The ascent is easy, then ; The event is feared! Should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...if the sleepy drench0 Of that forgetful lake benumb not still,0 That in our proper motion we ascend0 Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse....broken rear Insulting, and pursued us through the deep,0 With what compulsion and laborious flight So We sunk thus low? The ascent is easy then;0 The...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumb not still, That in our proper motion we ascend 75 Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse....Who but felt of late When the fierce Foe hung on our brok'n Rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight 80...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 510 pages
...wing against a higher foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumm not still. That in our proper motion we ascend Up...Who but felt of late When the fierce Foe hung on our brok'n Rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the Deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We...
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Delirious Milton: The Fate of the Poet in Modernity

Gordon Teskey - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 214 pages
...rebel angels fall through it: "in our proper motion we ascend / Up to our native seat," says Moloch: Descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of...the deep With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low? Th'ascent is easy then. ^ Paradise Lost 2. 76-81 This chaos, the one that does have...
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