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" O ! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine ; Or find some other way to generate... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ... - Page 256
by John Milton - 1824
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...Masculine, create at last 890 This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the \Vorld at once With Men as Angels without Feminine, Or find...generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall'n, 89,} And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances on Earth through Female snares, And strait...
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Love and Good Reasons: Postliberal Approaches to Christian Ethics and Literature

Fritz Oehlschlaeger - Literary Collections - 2003 - 313 pages
...creation in clay comes Adam's blaming Eve for their plight. Why, he asks, could God not have filled "the World at once / With Men as Angels without Feminine, / Or find some other way to generate / Mankind?" (ll. 892-895). He Knew He Was Right includes a Satan figure, too, within its pattern: Colonel Osborne....
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Increase and Multiply: Governing Cultural Reproduction in Early Modern England

David Glimp - Demography - 2003 - 230 pages
...without Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances...Female snares, And strait conjunction with this Sex. (10.888-98) Himself "not of Woman born" (11.496), Adam wishes either for an allmale community or an...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n 80 With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances on Earth through Female snares, And strait conjunction...
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I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning

Maria Aline Seabra Ferreira, Maria Ferreira - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 304 pages
...Creator wise, that people'd highest Heav'n / With Spirits Masculine, create at last / This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect / Of Nature, and not fill...World at once / With Men as Angels without Feminine, I Or find some other way to generate / Mankind?" (10: 888-895; emphasis mine). Sir Philip Sidney also...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...found. O why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? . . . Eve's supplication is the turning point for the human couple. She humbly admits her fault and...
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Male-male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships

William Benemann - History - 2006 - 322 pages
...all: O! why did God Creator wise! that Peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits masculine, create at last This Novelty on Earth, this fair Defect Of Nature?...without feminine? Or find some other Way to generate Mankind?-454 What Milton's Adam is calling for — and what the young Jefferson apparently endorsed...
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