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by John Milton (1608 - 1674)
... Princes, Potentates
Available translation(s): FRI
[...] Princes, Potentates, Warriers, the Flowr of Heav'n, once yours, now lost, If such astonishment as this can sieze Eternal spirits; or have ye chos'n this place After the toyl of Battel to repose Your wearied vertue, for the ease you find To slumber here, as in the Vales of Heav'n? Or in this abject posture have ye sworn To adore the Conquerour? who now beholds Cherube and Seraph rowling in the Flood With scatter'd Arms and Ensigns, till anon His swift pursuers from Heav'n Gates discern Th' advantage, and descending tread us down Thus drooping, or with linked Thunderbolts Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulfe. Awake, arise, or be for ever fall'n.
About the headline (FAQ)
- by John Milton (1608 - 1674), no title, appears in Paradise Lost, Book I, line 315 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Princes! potentates! warriors", published 1889 [bass and piano], from Satan Monologues, no. 2. [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2009-01-12
Line count: 16
Word count: 115