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" OF Man's First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret... "
Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to which is ... - Page 3
by John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
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Illustrated Dictionary of Literature

Jack Richardson - American literature - 2009 - 192 pages
...World and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top of Oreb,...Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos.... i mystery see suspense. i myth an anonymous tale emerging from the traditional beliefs of a culture...
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Be a Poet

Nancy Bogen - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 420 pages
...greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreh, or of Sinai, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos: Or if Sion Hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 252 pages
...the tradition with which Milton begins his epic, in which mountains are places of sacred revelation: "Sing, Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top / Of...inspire / That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed ... or if Sion hill Delight the more, ... I thence / Invoke thy aid to my adventrous song, / That with...
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Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil

Michael Paschalis - Comparative literature - 2007 - 216 pages
...pleased me. first" (178-82). I suspect a clever echo here of Milton's invocation in Paradise Lost of the Muse "that on the secret top / Of Oreb, or of Sinai,...That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed." In Book 2 we are introduced to Wordsworth's childhood in the Lake District, where he "first" learned to...
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The History of English

Scott Shay - Education - 2008 - 219 pages
...and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb,...Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of Chaos. Or if Sion Hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid...
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