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The horned Moon to shine by night, Amongst her spangled sisters bright. For, &c. 35 He with his thunder-clasping hand, Smote the first-born of Egypt Land. For, &c. 40 And in despite of Pharaoh fell, He brought from thence his Israel.
Cf. eldest Night in PL II, 894. Milton imagined her as Virgil describes her, “black Night, riding through the sky in her chariot” (Aen. V, 721). “Her twyfold Teme,” of which Spenser said (F.Q. I, v, 28) two were “blacke as pitch, ...
There is a place wrapped eternally in the darkness of night, once the vast foundation of a structure now ruinous which has become the den of brutal Murder and doubletongued Treason, twins whom savage Discord bore.
But my golden rest was banished with the night and I wept for the slumber that was disturbed by the Dawn. May dreams like these often befall me!68 and a former Master of Pembroke College. Adhuc madentes rore ELEG Y III 23.
Contrary to your notion, O deluded wretch, 35 Death is not the dark daughter of Night, nor of Erebus nor of Erynis;* nor was she born in the gulf of Chaos. But she is sent from the starry sky to reap God's harvest everywhere.
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This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
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Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review