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by John Milton (1608 - 1674)

So at length the spirit of man
Language: English 
So at length the spirit of man will reach out, and will reach out far
and wide, till it fills the whole world and the space far beyond with
the expansion of its divine greatness. Then at last most of the
chances and changes of the world will be so quickly perceived that to
him who holds this stronghold of wisdom hardly anything can happen in
his life which is unforeseen or fortuitous. He will indeed seem to be
one whose rule and dominion the stars obey, to whose command earth and
sea harken, and whom winds and tempests serve; to whom, lastly, Mother
Nature herself has surrendered, as if indeed some god had abdicated
the throne of the world and entrusted its rights, laws and
administration to him as governor.  So at length the spirit of man
will reach out till it fills the whole world with its divine greatness.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2010-01-24
Line count: 12
Word count: 151