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" Till pride and worse ambition threw me down, Warring in heaven against heaven's matchless King ! Ah! wherefore? he deserved no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence; and with his good Upbraided none: nor was his service... "
Paradiso perduto di Milton - Page 180
by John Milton - 1852
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...against Heaven's matchless King ! Ah, wherefore? He deserved no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good...recompense, and pay him thanks, How due ? Yet all his good proved ill in me, And wrought but malice. Lifted up so high, I 'sdained subjection, and thought one...
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The music, or melody of rhythmus of language: (1818).

James Chapman - 1972 - 250 pages
...from what state 214 Ah ! wherefore ? He deserv'd no such return From me, whom he created what 1 was In that bright eminence, and with his good Upbraided...in me, And wrought but malice. Lifted up so high, I disdain'd subjection, and thought one step higher Would set me highest, and in a moment quit The- debt...
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"Such Prompt Eloquence": Language as Agency and Character in Milton's Epics

Leonard Mustazza - 1988 - 173 pages
...soliloquy of Paradise Lost: Ah wherefore! he [God] deserv'd no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good...The easiest recompense, and pay him thanks, How due! (4.42-48) Many suggestions are packed into the Son's assertion here. On the most obvious level, the...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - 1988 - 144 pages
...From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, nor with his good Upbraided none, ... What could be less than to afford him praise, The easiest recompense, and pay him thanks, How due! (IV. 42-48) But he veers away from the gesture of heavenward gratitude Adam displays at his birth....
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 486 pages
...against Heaven's matchless King: Ah wherefore? He deserved no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good...praise, The easiest recompense, and pay him thanks, And wrought but malice; lifted up so high, I 'sdained subjection, and though one step higher 50 Would...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - 2001 - 409 pages
...against heaven's matchless king; Ah wherefore! He deserved no such return From me, whom he created what 1 was In that bright eminence, and with his good Upbraided...recompense, and pay him thanks, How due! Yet all his good proved ill in me, And wrought but malice; lifted up so high I sdeigned subjection, and thought one...
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Exiled from Light: Divine Law, Morality, and Violence in Milton's Samson ...

Derek N. C. Wood - 2001 - 247 pages
...apparently honest self-examination and self-criticism: He deserved no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good Upbraided none; nor was his service hard. (PL 4.42-5) Early in his anguished reverie, as soon as he begins to excuse himself and blame God, he...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...against heaven's matchless king:0 Ah wherefore! he deserved no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good...recompense, and pay him thanks, How due! Yet all his good proved ill in me, And wrought but malice; lifted up so high I 'sdained subjection, and thought one...
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Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory: Interpreting Metaphorical Language from Plato ...

Simon Brittan - 2003 - 226 pages
...HeaVn against HeaVns matchless King: Ah wherefore! He deservd no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good...recompense, and pay him thanks, How due! Yet all his good proved ill in me, And wrought but malice; lifted up so high I sdeind subjection, and thought one step...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - 2003 - 384 pages
...against Heav'n's matchless King: Ah wherefore ! he deserv'd no such return From me, whom he created what I was In that bright eminence, and with his good Upbraided none; nor was his service hard. 45 What could be less than to afford him praise, The easiest recompense, and pay him thanks, How due...
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