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" O impotence of mind, in body strong! But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom; vast, unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties; not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command. "
The English Journal of Education - Page 120
1850
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788 - 628 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, 59 O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall 55 By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807 - 434 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveafit, 59 O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810 - 540 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810 - 418 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 560 pages
...Bnt weakly to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, iu body strong ! But what is strength without a double...liable to fall By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, Bat to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How iilight...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 270 pages
...easily bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, SO Overcome with importunity and tears ? O impotence...strength without a double share Of wisdom ? vast, unwield y, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall 5S By weakest subtleties, not made to rwle,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 356 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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Paradise Regained: Samson Agonistes, Comus and Arcades

John Milton - Bible - 1823 - 220 pages
...must reveal it, . " O'ercome with importunity and tears. "I O impotence of mind, in body strong! i I But what is strength without a double share Of wisdom?...to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when he gave me strength, to show withal How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. But peace,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 3

John Milton - 1824 - 468 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, so O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...unwieldy, burdensome, Proudly secure, yet liable to fall 55 By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom bears command ! God, when...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 1-2

British anthology - 1824 - 460 pages
...bereft me, Under the seal of silence could not keep, But weakly to a woman must reveal it, O'ercome with importunity and tears. O impotence of mind, in...double share Of wisdom ? vast, unwieldy, burdensome, Prondly secure, yet liable to fall By weakest subtleties, not made to rule, But to subserve where wisdom...
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