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" Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue... "
Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton]. - Page 204
by John Milton - 1800
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Paradise Lost: And Its Critics

A. J. A. Waldock - Literary Criticism - 1961 - 147 pages
...Rais'd, as of som great matter to begin, as in olden days a famed orator of Athens or Rome would stand 'in himself collected', while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue, Sometimes in highth began, as no delay Of Preface brooking through his Zeal of Right. So standing, moving, or to...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...renowned In Athens or free Rome, where eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause addressed, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion,...each act, won audience ere the tongue Sometimes in highth began, as no delay Of preface brooking through his zeal of right : So standing, moving, or to...
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"Such Prompt Eloquence": Language as Agency and Character in Milton's Epics

Leonard Mustazza - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 173 pages
...she does not appear to recognize his histrionics when he raises himself and prepares his new assault: As when of old some Orator renown'd In Athens or free...Eloquence Flourish'd, since mute, to some great cause addrest, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue, Stood in himself collected, while each part,...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 1993 - 512 pages
...renowned In Athens or free Rome, where eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause addressed, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion,...act won audience ere the tongue, Sometimes in height began, as no delay Of preface brooking through his zeal of right. So standing, moving, or to height...
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - Literary Collections - 1997 - 273 pages
...conclusion. Just before this speech Milton offers a brilliant epic simile of the classical orator: As when of old some Orator renown'd In Athens or free...Eloquence Flourish'd, since mute, to some great cause addrest, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue,...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 280 pages
...renowned In Athens or free Rome, where eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause addressed, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion,...each act won audience ere the tongue, Sometimes in highth began, as no delay Of preface brooking through his zeal of right. So standing, moving, or to...
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Rhetorica Movet: Studies in Historical and Modern Rhetoric in Honour of ...

Heinrich Franz Plett, Peter Lothar Oesterreich, Thomas O. Sloane - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 545 pages
...renowned In Athens or free Rome, where eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause addressed, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue [...]. (PL 9: 668-74) Then Satan plunges in "in highth", without preface, imitating Cato's first oration...
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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 397 pages
...renowned In Athens or free Rome, where eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause addressed, Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion,...each act won audience ere the tongue, Sometimes in highth began . . . (Paradise Lost, ix. 665—75) So complex, by this stage, is Milton's handling of...
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The American Lawyer: As He Was-As He Is-As He Can Be

John Dos Passos, John Randolph Dos Passos - Law - 2000 - 185 pages
...orator renowned In Athens or free Rome, when eloquence Flourished, since mute, to some great cause Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act, won audience ere the addressed, Sometimes in highth began, as no delay Of preface brooking through his zeal of tongue right."...
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - Literary Collections - 2004 - 136 pages
...of Book 9. Here is how Milton describes the tempter as he is about to address Eve for the last time: As when of old some Orator renown'd In Athens or free...Eloquence Flourish'd, since mute, to some great cause addrest. Stood in himself collected, while each part. Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue,...
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