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15 That by his wisdom did create The painted Heav'ns so full of state. For, &c. 20 That did the solid Earth ordain To rise above the wat'ry plain. For, &c. That by his all-commanding might, 25 Did fill the new-made world with light.
308) as an allegory of the mind as the seat of memory and wisdom. 20. In a Pythagorean passage Virgil has Anchises cxplain the doctrine of metempsychosis to Aeneas— how after death all spirits drink the oblivion-giving waters of Lethe ...
... I5 O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. Black, but such as in esteem, Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that Starr'd Ethiop Queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above 2O The Sea Nymphs, and their powers offended.
... 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.
... of power in the vision of “Heavens and Earth” rising in a moment “out of Chaos” and an expression of wisdom and love in the figure of the heavenly spirit sitting “Dove-like brooding on the vast abyss” to make it “pregnant.
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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
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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