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" His hand to execute what his decree Fix'd on this day? Why do I overlive? Why am I mock'd with death, and lengthen'd out To deathless pain ? How gladly would I meet Mortality my sentence, and be earth Insensible ! How glad would lay me down, As in my... "
The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry - Page 26
1806 - 304 pages
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The Spectator, Volume 5

1739
...Infenjible ! bovj glad would lay me dovjn, As in my Mother's Lap ? there Jhoud I reft And fleep fecure j his dreadful Voice no more Would thunder in my Ears: no fear oftvor/e To me and to my Offspring, would1 torment me With cruel Expectation -- THIS whole Speech is...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, Volume 2

John Milton - Plagiarism - 1750
...Infenfible, how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap ? there I mould reft And fleep fecure ; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears, no fear of worfe 78* To me and to my ofspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Purfues me...
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An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns, in His Paradise Lost

William Lauder, William Laudér - Literary forgeries and mystifications - 1750 - 164 pages
...ululare triumphis. /. e. To exclaim with joyful triumphs. Would thunder in my ears: no fear of worfe ~ To me, and to my offspring, would torment me- .: With cruel expectation.— Why comes not deafly , (Said he) with one thrice-acceptable ftroke To end me? Shall Truth fail to keep...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Last Edition. The Author John Milton

John Milton - 1754
...Infenlible ! How glad would lay me down , As in my mother's lap ! There 1 should reft , And deep fecute : His dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears : no fear of vorfe To me , and to my off- faring , would torment me With cruel expectation1. ... Yet one doubt PurCues...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the ...

John Milton - Epic poetry, English - 1759 - 416 pages
...Infenfible, how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap? there I fhould reft And fleep fecure; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears, no fear of worfe, 78o To me and to my ofspring,would torment me With cruel expeclation. Yet one doubt Purfues...
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A Familiar Explanation of the Poetical Works of Milton: To which is Prefixed ...

Joseph Addison - 1762 - 144 pages
...Infenfible ! How glad would lay me down As in my Mother's Lap ? there foould I reft, And/Seep fecure ; his dreadful Voice no more Would thunder in my Ears ; no Fear ofworfe To me and to my Offspring, iuould torment me With cruel Expeflation THIS whole Speech is full...
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A Familiar Explanation of the Poetical Works of Milton: To which is Prefixed ...

William Dodd - 1762 - 144 pages
...jhould I reft, Andfteep fecure ; his dreadful Voice no more Would thunder in my Ears ; no Fear ofwor/e To me and to my Offspring, would torment me With cruel Expectation-— THIS whole Speech is full of the like Emotion, and varied with all thofe Sentiments which we may fuppoie...
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Milton's Paradise lost, a poem. With prefatory characters of the several ...

John Milton - 1767
...fhould reft And fleep feeure; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears, no fear of worfe 780 To me and to my offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Purfues me ftill, left all I cannot die ; Left that pure breath of life, the fpi'rit of man, Which...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1776
...i Insensible, how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap .' there I should reit . i' '. N itj And sleep secure; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears, no fear of worse 7(0 To me and to my offspring would torment me With cruel expectation. Yet one doubt Pursues me still,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 3-5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Infenfible, how glad would lay me down As in my mother's lap ? there I mould reft And fleep fecure ; his dreadful voice no more Would thunder in my ears, no fear of worfe 780 To me and to my offspring would torment me With cruel expeftation. Yet one doubt Purfues...
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