Catalogue Entry: THEM00312

Book I: Chapter 12

Author: John Milton

Source: A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Compiled from the Holy Scriptures Alone, vol. 1 (Boston: 1825).

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..... the fruit

Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste

Brought death into the world,and all our woe.

Paradise Lost, I. 1.


The divine denunciation is interpreted in the same sense in Paradise Lost:

.... my sole command

Transgress'd, inevitably thou shalt die,

From that day mortal; and this happy state

Shalt lose, expell'd from hence into a world

Of woe and sorrow. VIII. 329.


..... innocence, that as a veil

Had shadow'd them from knowing ill, was gone,

Just confidence, and native righteousness,

And honour, from about them, naked left

To guilty shame. Paradise Lost, IX, 1054.


See p. 77. note. And again; —'For there are left some remains of God's image in man, as he is merely man'-. Tetrachordon. Prose Works, II. 124.


Ad asserendam justitiam Dei. Milton introduces the Latinism in his Paradise Lost:

That to the height of this great argument

I may assert eternal Providence,

And justify the ways of God to men. I. 24.

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