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" Let there be lig;ht, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon. When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 10
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created beam, and thou great word, "Let there be light,...over all," Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon. When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Sansone Agonista

John Milton - 1988 - 182 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total Eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, "Let there be light, and light was over all"; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night...
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Milton's Poetry of Independence: Five Studies

George H. McLoone - 1999 - 160 pages
...resulted in his blindness and disgrace, and he sees himself excluded from God's "prime decree": O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Eclipse: A Celestical Shadow Play

B. S. Shylaja, H. R. Madhusudan - 1999 - 149 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hopes of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light and light over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When...
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Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 2000 - 512 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, "Let there be light, and light was over all"; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Exiled from Light: Divine Law, Morality, and Violence in Milton's Samson ...

Derek N. C. Wood - 2001 - 247 pages
...amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first-created beam, and thou great word, Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? Since light so necessary is to life, And almost life itself, if it be true...
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John Milton: Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes

John Martin Evans - 2003 - 396 pages
...amid the blaze of noon, Irreeoverably dark, total Eelipse Without all hope of dayl O first ereated Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light, and...light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime deeree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vaeant...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! 0 first-created beam, and thou great word. Lei there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon,0 When she deserts the night...
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