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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 Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 1; Volume 2, Part 1

Walter Scott - Europe - 1811
...an in• A passage from Milton was most appositely quoted upon this subject in the Quarterly Review. Descent and Fall To us is adverse : Who but felt of late, When the fierce foe hung on our broken rc:ir, Insulting, and pursued us through the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We funk...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...But perhaps 70 The way seems difficult and steep, to scale AViih 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 aseeud 75 Up to our natfve seat : descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, "When the...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 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...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight, We sunk thus low > Th' ascent is easy then, Th" event is fear'd. Should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...the volubility and levity of these lines, which express an action tardy and reluctant. Descent and Ml To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, When the 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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...scale, With upright wing, against a higher foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of lhat forgetful lake benumb not still, That in our proper...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight, We sunk thus low ? Th' ascent is easy then. Th1 event is fear'd. Should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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The American Orator, Or, Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry: Comprehending ...

Increase Cooke - American literature - 1819 - 408 pages
...torments.—But perhaps The way seems steep and difficult 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 fear'd. Should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 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...the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight, We sunk thus low ? Th" ascent is easy then, Th' event is fear'd. Should we again provoke Our stronger,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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...Insulting, and pursued us through the deep, With what confusion and laborious flight We sunk thus low ? 'IV ascent is easy then. In another place, he describes...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...and steep to scale, With upright wing, against a higher foe. Let such -bethink them, if the slrepy drench Of that forgetful lake benumb ,not still, That...seat ; descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but fejjt of late, When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursued us through the deep...
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