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John Milton

Paradise Regained

    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    now.
    Why dost thou, then, suggest to me distrust
    Knowing who I am, as I know who thou art?"
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    In troop or caravan? for single none
    Durst ever, who returned, and dropt not here
    His carcass, pined with hunger and with droughth.
    I ask the rather, and the more admire,
    For that to me thou seem'st the man whom late
    Our new baptizing Prophet at the ford
    Of Jordan honoured so, and called thee Son
    Of God. I saw and heard, for we sometimes 330
    Who dwell this wild, constrained by want, come forth
    To town or village nigh (nighest is far),
    Where aught we hear, and curious are to hear,
    What happens new; fame also finds us out."
    To whom the Son of God:—"Who brought me hither
    Will bring me hence; no other guide I seek."
    "By miracle he may," replied the swain;
    "What other way I see not; for we here
    Live on tough roots and stubs, to thirst inured
    More than the camel, and to drink go far— 340
    Men to much misery and hardship born.
    But, if thou be the Son of God, command
    That out of these hard stones be made thee bread;
    So shalt thou save thyself, and us relieve
    With food, whereof we wretched seldom taste."
    He ended, and the Son of God replied:—
    "Think'st thou such force in bread? Is it not written
    (For I discern thee other than thou seem'st),
    Man lives not by bread only, but each word
    Proceeding from the mouth of God, who fed 350
    Our fathers here with manna? In the Mount
    Moses was forty days, nor eat nor drank;
    And forty days Eliah without food
    Wandered this barren waste; the same I now.
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    ten
    (For I discern thee other than thou seem'st),
    Man lives not by bread only, but each word
    Proceeding from the mouth of God, who fed 350
    Our fathers here with manna? In the Mount
    Moses was forty days, nor eat nor drank;
    And forty days Eliah without food
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    ten
    (For I discern thee other than thou seem'st),
    Man lives not by bread only, but each word
    Proceeding from the mouth of God, who fed 350
    Our fathers here with manna? In the Mount
    Moses was forty days, nor eat nor drank;
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    ten
    (For I discern thee other than thou seem'st),
    Man lives not by bread only, but each word
    Proceeding from the mouth of God, who fed 350
    Our fathers here with manna? In the Mount
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    To whom the Son of God:—"Who brought me hither
    Will bring me hence; no other guide I seek."
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    Perhaps I need not know;
    For what concerns my knowledge God reveals."
    Lucia Deehas quoted3 months ago
    But to vanquish by wisdom hellish wiles!
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