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" On His Blindness When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account,... "
Songs of Three Centuries - Page 36
edited by - 1876 - 352 pages
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The Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1868
...some girls that I could name "Were half as silent as their pictures I Winthrop 3fackworth Praed, Vf. BLINDNESS. WHEN I consider how my light is spent Ere...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless (though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he returning chide),...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - 1868 - 574 pages
...or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure even To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven;...use it so, As ever in my great Task-master's eye. VIII. WHEN THE ASSAULT WAS INTENDED TO THE CITY. CAPTAIN, or colonel, or knight in arms, Whose chance...
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Recollections of a Busy Life: Including Reminiscences of American Politics ...

Horace Greeley - 1869 - 624 pages
...his two sonnets on his blindness, which, however familiar, I shall make no apology for citing : ON HIS BLINDNESS. When I consider how my light is...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest ho returning chide; "...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...Sept. 1650. 9. The " crowning mercy " of Worcester was gained 3rd Sept. 1651. 105. SONNET ON HIS OWN BLINDNESS. When I consider how my light is spent Ere...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent 5 To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He, returning, chide...
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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the author; and dr ...

John Milton - 1870 - 537 pages
...from these may grow A hundred-fold, who having learn'd thy way, Early may fly the Babylonian woe. XIV. On his Blindness. WHEN I consider how my light is...is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he, returning, chide...
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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Volume 1

Francis Jacox - 1870
...largely suggestive in its main issue, to be omitted here; the sonnet which the blind poet wrote touching his blindness : "When I consider how my light is...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He, returning, chide...
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Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - 1870 - 403 pages
...largelysuggestive in its main issue, to be omitted here; the sonnet which the blind poet wrote touching his blindness : " When I consider how my light...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He, returning, chide...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1850 - 477 pages
...the miseries of life, Life in captivity Among inhuman foes. FROM THJC SONNETS. 137. SONNET ON HIS OWN BLINDNESS. When I consider how my light is spent Ere...is death to hide, Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He, returning, chide;...
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The school book of poetry, ed. by W.C. Bennett

William Cox Bennett - 1870 - 192 pages
...or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure even To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven...in my great Taskmaster's eye. ON HIS BLINDNESS. (Milton.) When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pages
...or soon or slow, It shaH be still in strictest measure even To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven...to use it so, As ever in my great Taskmaster's eye. 1 Hom. 11.14. 2 Not an arraignment of Providence, but an attempted consolation of the sufferer. The...
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