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" Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair ? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep Still threatening to devour me, opens wide, To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven. "
Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to which is ... - Page 103
by John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Thrice happy lies, but who dwelt happy there He stayd not to enquire. (Bk. Ill, 1. 560-571) OBS 66 "... fruits of the tree, Even we, Even so. And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep Still threat'ning to devour me opens wide, To which the Hell...
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Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic ...

Michael Macovski - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 256 pages
...for an other, for dialogue. 16. As Rieger has noted, this line echoes Satan's cry in Paradise Lost: Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath,...despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell. . . . (IV:73-75) In Mary Shelley's terms, however, we can read this internal "Hell" as an emblem of...
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The History of Hell

Alice K. Turner - Philosophy - 1995 - 275 pages
...Adam's abode. And off Satan speeds to Mount Niphates to intone his great soliloquy, which runs in part: Me miserable! Which way shall I fly? Infinite wrath...despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell; And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep Still threat'ning to devour me opens wide, To which the Hell...
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Asian and Jungian Views of Ethics

Carl B. Becker - Philosophy - 1999 - 146 pages
...pagan lightbringer Lucifer's17 lament as he is cast in the role of the Adversary of an implacable God: Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath...infinite despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell And in the lowest deep a lower deep Still threatening to devour me opens wide. Paradise Lost, iv, 73-77...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...to all? Be then his love accursed, since love or hate, To me alike, it deals eternal woe. Nay cursed be thou; since against his thy will Chose freely what...fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair? Which way 1 fly is hell; my self am hell. (LM 4.66-75) Satan's self-allegorizing here — 'Which way I fly is...
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Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language

Stuart Peterfreund - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 406 pages
...foregrounding of the word miserable, recalls in part the reaction of Milton's Satan when he first views Eden: Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath,...despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell. (MPP, IV, 73-75) That hell, it should be noted, is located in a petrific landscape, a "Region dolorous,"...
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Disappearing Persons: Shame and Appearance

Benjamin Kilborne - Psychology - 2002 - 192 pages
...source of light that makes seeing possible), explaining that he cannot escape himself, since he is hell. ["Me miserable! which way shall I fly / Infinite wrath,...despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell."]* Profane and antisocial, Satan has no bond with God; he is free to do what he pleases and to cause mischief....
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...all? Be then his love accursed, since love or hate, To me alike, it deals eternal woe. 70 Nay cursed be thou; since against his thy will Chose freely what...despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep Still threatening to devour me opens wide, To which the hell I...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...thou then or what to accuse, But Heav'n's free Love dealt equally to all? Be then his Love accurst, since love or hate, To me alike, it deals eternal...justly rues. Me miserable ! which way shall I fly 40-57. Replying to a criticism that Satan . . . and his more terrible situa"there is no complexity...
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William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society

Conrad Brunstrom, Conrad Brunström - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 207 pages
...highly personal and highly derivative, being a very direct application of the anguish of Milton's Satan: Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath...despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep Still threat'ning to devour me opens wide, To which the hell I...
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