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" CYRIACK, this three years' day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot; Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, . Or man, or woman. Yet... "
The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art - Page 355
1849
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - 1835 - 484 pages
...seeing have forgot, Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask ? In Liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side to side. The conscience,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 53

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1835 - 598 pages
...cheered, yet cheered only by the prophetic faith of two or three solitary individuals, he did nevertheless "Argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ; but still bore up and steer'd Right onward." ' Autobiographiu, vol. i. pp. 32-35. As we shall not be so superfluous...
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Conversations at Cambridge

Charles Valentine De Grice - 1836 - 322 pages
...their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman; yet, I argue not Against heaven's hand or will, nor...thou ask ? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them overply'd In liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side to side. This thought...
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Conversations at Cambridge ...

Robert Aris Willmott - 1836 - 422 pages
...their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman ; yet, I argue not Against heaven's hand or will, nor...thou ask ? The conscience, Friend, to have lost them ovcrply'd In liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side to side. This thought...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

1836 - 558 pages
...their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor...steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask 1 The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which...
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Milton in Government

Robert Thomas Fallon - 2010 - 309 pages
...to the government he served. 2 THE COMMONWEALTH After the Darkness Yet I argue not Against heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward. (Sonner 22) It is ironic that just as the English Republic had set its domestic house in order and...
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Integrity in Depth

John Beebe - 1992 - 200 pages
...near poverty, he tells his contemporaries: ... I argue not against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate one jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. 28 46 We have grown unaccustomed to an integrity that grounds itself in submission, but interestingly...
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John Franklin Jameson and the Development of Humanistic Scholarship in ...

John Franklin Jameson - 1993 - 470 pages
...the words with which Milton, in the second sonnet to Cyriack Skinner, speaks of the loss of his eyes: Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor...conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In liberty's defense, my noble task, Of which all Europe rings from side to side. But to ask again our question:...
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The New England Milton: Literary Reception and Cultural Authority in the ...

Kevin P. Van Anglen - 1993 - 280 pages
...appear Of sun or moon or star throughout the year, Or man or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heav'n's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but...steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask? In liberty's defense, my noble task, Of which all Europe talks from side to side. This thought might...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 630 pages
...their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor...The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied 10 In Liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which all Europe talks from side to side. This thought might...
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