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... xi) that, “in the treasury of His wisdom, who is infinite, there [could not] be wanting, even for every star, a peculiar virtue and operation, as every herb, plant, fruit, and flower adorning the face of the earth hath the like.
Two years later A. S. P. Woodhouse was to treat the mask as fundamentally Christian in its movement from the humanistic or stoic conception of virtue in the dialogue of the Lady's brothers to her own realization of the “doctrine of ...
When once her eye Hath met the virtue of this Magic dust, I shall appear some harmless Villager Whom thrift keeps up about his Country gear; But here she comes, I fairly step aside, And hearken, if I may, her business here.
The Platonic conception of the ideal of a virtue becoming so distinct to the mind that it can be seen had Bacon's approval when he said “that virtue, if she could be seen, would move great love and affection; so seeing that she cannot ...
I do not think my sister so to seek, Or so unprincipl'd in virtue's book And the sweet peace that goodness bosoms ever, As that the single want of light and noise (Not being in danger, as I trust she is not) Could stir the constant mood ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing
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