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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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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...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...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We stink thus low ? The ascent is easy then; The event Is fear'd; should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful lake benumn not still, That in onr proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat : descent...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low 2 The ascent is easy then ; The event is fear'd ; should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 1; Volume 2, Part 1

Walter Scott - Europe - 1811
...at an in* A passage from Milton was most appositely quoted upon this subject in the Qwtcrly Review. Descent and fall To us is adverse : Who but felt of...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low? the ascent is easy then. hospitable season, to give battle to their adversaries,...
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The rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...observed in the volubility and levity of these lines, which express an action tardy and reluctant : Descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of...fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the deep, With what confusion and laborious flight We sunk thus low ? Th' ascent...
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The Rambler [by S. Johnson and others]. [Another], Volume 2

1810
...observed in the volubility and levity of these lines, which express an action tardy and reluctant : Descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Jnsulting, and pursu'd us through the deep, With what contusion and laborious flight We sunk thus low...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 1

1806
...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...lake benumb not still, That in our proper motion we acccnd iV'o, //.— N. S, CantinuetlJ'rom the Poetical Part of No. I. Ip to "in- native seat : descent...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...observed in the volubility and levity of these lines, which express an action tardy and reluctant : Descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late When the fierce foe bung on our broken rear Insulting, <ind pursu'd us through the deep, With what confusion and laborious...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1811 - 408 pages
...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...descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, \Vhen the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the deep, 'With what...
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The Edinburgh annual register, Volume 2, Part 1

1811
...and at an in' A passage from Milton was most appositely quoted upon this subject in the ' Review. . Descent and fall To us is adverse : Who but felt of...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low? the ascent is easy then. hospitable season, to give battle to their adversaries,...
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Works, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...observed in the volubility and levity of these lines, which express an action tardy and reluctant. — — Descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of...fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursu'd us through the deep, With what confusion and laborious flight We sunk thus low ! Th' ascent...
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