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" Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine: But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 79
by William Hayley - 1810
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - 2005 - 280 pages
...sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful...Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou celestial Light...
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Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach

Michael McKeon - 2000 - 947 pages
...even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose. Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me,...Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. Can anyone doubt that the exclusion...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 pages
...even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds...Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather thou celestial...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - 2002 - 447 pages
...even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds...of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank. We cannot anticipate where the caesura will fall in these pentameter lines and so are ourselves going...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds...Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So much the rather thou celestial...
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Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture

Martha Stoddard Holmes - 2010 - 248 pages
...blindness, and always in a tone of anguish and despondency characteristic of recent misfortune: "... from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out." It often depends on the surgeon whether...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - 2003 - 384 pages
...Summer's Rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark 45 Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off,...Book of knowledge fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. 50 So...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - 2004 - 252 pages
...even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds...Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. (3.40-50) If Milton is sequestered in...
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Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature

Hannibal Hamlin - 2004 - 289 pages
...at the beginning of the psalm. "August 8, 1653." 95 Paradise Lost, 3.45-47, in Complete Poems, 259. But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds...Book of knowledge fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.96 In Psalm...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 pages
...then, as the handicap serves instead to identify the poet more closely with the redeemed: But clouds instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the...Book of knowledge fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Nature's works to me expung'd and ras'd. [Paradise Lost, 3-45-49] The challenge to Melville...
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