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" Shine not in vain ; nor think, though men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise. Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep. All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both... "
Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711 - Page 114
by John Milton - 1801
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 pages
...Psalm 24. and when he himself was instructing Eve earlier, he described the songs they both heard : Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen,...behold Both day and night : how often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - 1988 - 144 pages
...stars though unbeheld in deep of night, Shine not in vain, nor think, though men were none, That Heav'n would want spectators, God want praise; Millions of...ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. (IV. 674-80) Adam asserts that there is a proper way to approach the heavens after all: to praise them....
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The Temple: Concerning Diseases of the Brain and Nerves

Andrew J. Davis - 1996 - 487 pages
...absolutely orthodox Milton advocated Spiritualism, in language faithful to the sublime reality, thus: " Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen,...behold, Both day and night. How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole or responsive each...
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Pearls and Pebbles

Catharine Parr Traill - 1999 - 211 pages
...not the gardens of the great Creator be realms of beauty to those who walk the earth unseen by man? "Nor think though men were none, That heaven would...with ceaseless praise His works behold Both day and night."2 THE CHILDREN OF THE FOREST "Ye say they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That...
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Gothic Documents: A Sourcebook 1700-1820

Emma Clery, Robert Miles - 2000 - 306 pages
...same with his third Line in the following Passage . . . Nor think, though Men were none, That Heav'n would want Spectators, God want Praise: Millions of...sleep; All these with ceaseless Praise his Works behold Day and Night. How often from the Steep Of echoing Hill or Thicket, have we heard Celestial Voices...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...praise;0 Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep: .Ml these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both...thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight aie. Sole, or responsive each to other's note Singing their great creator: oft in bands While they...
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Paradise Lost (Kastan Edition)

John Milton, David Scott Kastan - 496 pages
...These then, though unbeheld in deep of night, Shine not in vain, nor think, though men were none, 675 That Heaven would want spectators, God want praise;...voices to the midnight air, Sole or responsive each to others note, Singing their great creator? Oft in bands While they keep watch or nightly rounding walk,...
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