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" AVENGE, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones... "
An Historical Discourse Delivered at the Celebration of the Second ... - Page 139
by William Hague - 1839 - 192 pages
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...escape from folly or for the slightest gain in wisdom? Desiderius Erasmus, The Praise of Folly (1511) 16 Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold. John Milton, On the late Massacre in Piedmont (1645) 17 Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints,...
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Crux Ansata: An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church

H. G. Wells - 2000 - 160 pages
...memorable by Milton, whose indignant sonnet is one of the greatest in the language. It runs as follows: "Avenge, O Lord, Thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Ev'n them 'who kept Thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget...
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture

Gino Moliterno - 2000 - 677 pages
...persecutions of the Duke of Savoy (immortalized in the words of the English poet, Milton: Avenge oh Lord thy slaughtered saints whose bones lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold') so that today the Waldensians and Methodists (united since 1989) count some thirty thousand members....
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History of the Waldenses

J. A. Wylie - 2001 - 206 pages
...has interpreted in his sublime sonnet : ' ' Avenge, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose hones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold, Even them...kept thy truth so pure of old When all our fathers worshiped stocks and stones, Forget not: in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep and in...
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Cromwell, the Lord Protector

Antonia Fraser - 2001 - 774 pages
...finest fulfilment, when he called on the Lord not only to avenge his "slaughtered Saints" but also In thy book record their groans Who were thy Sheep and in their Ancient Fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese that roll'd Mother with Infant down the Rocks . . . Cromwell himself was determined to...
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Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance

David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English Literature David Norbrook - 2002 - 327 pages
...aehorns, and from the water colde Arte riche become with making many . to Milton's Avenge Lord thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered...truth so pure of old When all our fathers worshipped stoeks and stonesj . | 41 Henry HatparJ Earl af Surrey: Poems, cd. Kmrys Jones (Oxford, 1464), 30-1,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...streams. Sonnet 15 On the Late Massacre in Piedmoot Avenge O Lord thy slaughtered saints, whose bones0 Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold, Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old When ,ill our fathers worshipped stocks and stones,0 Forget not: in thy book record their groans0 Who were...
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The Chronicle of William of Puylaurens: The Albigensian Crusade and Its ...

Guilelmus,, William (of Puylaurens.), Guilelmus de Podio Laurentii, G. F. Pegg, William William C. - 2003 - 162 pages
...Waldensians in the 1650s inspired John Milton's poem, 'On the Late Massacre in Piedmont', which begins 'Avenge O Lord thy slaughtered saints, whose bones lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold . . .'. '"' He belonged to the family Durfort, co-seigneurs of Saverdun. See Duvernoy, p. 49 n. 8,...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pages
...piled stones ? In contrast, his sonnet 'On the late Massacre in Piedmont' thunders an imperious anger: Avenge O Lord thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the alpine mountains cold. While Sonnet XX, on his own blindness ("When I consider how my light is spent..."), works through to...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...rises above its topical subject to a vision of Truth Forget not: in thy book record their groans 5 Who were thy Sheep and in their ancient Fold Slain by the bloody Ptemontese that roll'd Mother with Infant down the Rocks. Their moans The Vales redoubl'd to the Hills,...
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