24] Echoing the opening of John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book I, 24-26: "That to the highth of this great argument / I may assert Eternal Providence, / And justify the ways of God to men."
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: Poetical Works of Robert Bridges with The Testament of Beauty
but excluding the eight drama, 2nd edn. (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege,
Oxford University Press, 1953): 302-03.
First publication date: 1894
Publication date note: Shorter Poems, Book V
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/8/11
Form: trimeter octaves
Other poems by Robert Bridges