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" They err, who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault : what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations, neighbouring... "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ... - Page 110
by John Milton - 1785
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Education as and for Legitimacy: Developments in West Indian Education ...

M.K. Bacchus, M. K.. Bacchus - Education - 1994 - 339 pages
...1875-76 284 This page intentionally left blank They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. What do these worthies But rob and spoil, bum, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations, neighbouring...
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Milton and Republicanism

David Armitage, Armand Himy, Quentin Skinner - History - 1998 - 281 pages
...reconciled, and hence also to the hopes of 1649 53: They err who glorious count it to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault: what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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Asoka, the Buddhist Emperor of India

Vincent Arthur Smith - 1997 - 278 pages
...Milton offers a strikingly close parallel: — ' They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault. • . . But, if there be in glory aught of good, It may by means far different be attained,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. 70 They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault: what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Business & Economics - 2003 - 543 pages
...rejection of the power. wealth. and glory of empire: They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide. to overrun Large countries. and in field great battles win. Great cities by assault: what do these worthies. But rob and spoil. burn. slaughter. and enslave Peaceable nations....
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Milton and the Climates of Reading: Essays

Balachandra Rajan, Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...to which the name of 'glory' can be attached: They err who count it glorious to subdue By Conquest far and wide, to overrun Large Countries, and in field great Battles win, Great Cities by assault: what do these Worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable Nations,...
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The Poetry of Praise

J. A. Burrow - Literary Criticism - 2008
...responds with the example of Job: Famous he was in heaven, on earth less known; Where glory is false glory, attributed To things not glorious, men not worthy of fame. They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide.23 Earthly glory is bestowed by the unthinking masses. 'They praise...
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World War I: History of the World War, Complete Edition, Volume 1

Francis A. March - History - 2008 - 280 pages
...lesson taught to Germany on the fields of France: They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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World War I: History of the World War, Complete Edition, Volume 1

Francis A. March - History - 2008 - 280 pages
...lesson taught to Germany on the fields of France: They err who count it glorious to subdue By conquest far and wide, to overrun Large countries, and in field great battles win, Great cities by assault; what do these worthies But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations,...
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