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" So were created, nor can justly accuse Their Maker, or their making, or their fate ; As if predestination over-ruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge : they themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I : if I foreknew, Foreknowledge... "
The progress of Christianity; from its first promulgation at Jerusalem, to ... - Page 212
by Thomas Wood - 1805
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 722 pages
...predestination over-ruled Their will disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge. They themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I. If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influsnce on their fault, Who had no less proved certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864 - 584 pages
...predestination over-ruled '' Their will, disposed by absolute decree ' ' Or high foreknowledge. They themselves decreed " Their own revolt, not I : if I foreknew,...Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, " Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. •" So, without least impulse, or shadow of fate, 120 " Or aught...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864 - 800 pages
...predestination over-ruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree, Or high foreknowledge : they themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I : if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. — id. When thou, attended gloriously from heaven, Shalt in the sky...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Literature - 1909 - 502 pages
...Predestination overruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge. They themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I. If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less proved certain unforcknown. So without least impulse or shadow of fate, Or aught by me immutably...
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The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge

Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski - Philosophy - 1996 - 224 pages
...over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, Or by me immutablie foreseen,...
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Divided Empire: Milton's Political Imagery

Robert Thomas Fallon - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 216 pages
...As Danielson puts it. his "service to God is freedom's fulfillment" (Milton's Good God 117). 5. Cf. "if I foreknew, / Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault. / Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown" (3:11 "-19). Danielson is satisfied with "Milton's presentation of...
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The Deepest Questions You Can Ask about God: As Answered by the World's ...

William Gerber - God - 1995 - 166 pages
...expressed essentially the same thought in his Paradise Lost, in a passage in which God said: (346) If I foreknew. Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. of reconciling God's foreknowledge with human freedom. Hartshorne...
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 230 pages
...the tragedy of human history unfolds (11.770-6). God insists vehemently, though somewhat defensively, if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. So without least impulse or shadow of Fate, Or aught by me immutably...
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The Night Is Large: Collected Essays, 1938-1995

Martin Gardner - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 618 pages
...disobedience resulted from free will even though he knew how they would decide: . . . They themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I. If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault Which had no less proved certain unforeknown. Peirce saw nothing wrong in this medieval way of harmonizing free...
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Infinity, Faith, and Time: Christian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

John Spencer Hill - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 224 pages
...over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge: they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown. The second stage is predestination. Like contemporary Anglicans, Milton...
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