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confusion worse confounded

Complete confusion, deriving from a usage by Milton in Paradise Lost (1667).

Chaos

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...ordered chaos and in the rules of chance. Francis Bacon 1909 – 92 Irish painter Andrew Sinclair Francis Bacon: His Life and Violent Times (1993) With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. John Milton 1608 – 74 English poet Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 995 ruin upon ruin confusion worse confounded Confusion worse confounded I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. Jim Morrison 1943 – 71 American ...

John Milton

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...th'Almighty Maker them ordain His dark materials to create more worlds. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 915; see Pullman dark materials to create dark materials to create With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 995 ruin upon ruin confusion worse confounded Confusion worse confounded Dark with excessive bright. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 3, l. 380 dark with excessive bright excessive bright Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 3, l. 683...

John Milton

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...to create dark materials to create to create more worlds Sable-vested Night, eldest of things. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 962 sable -vested Night Sable-vested night With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 2, l. 995 ruin upon ruin confusion worse confounded Confusion worse confounded Die he or justice must. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 3, l. 210; see andrewes die he or justice must Die he or justice must Dark with excessive bright. Paradise Lost (1667) bk. 3, l. 380 dark with excessive...

The Book of Common Prayer

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...of the book of the living: and not be written among the righteous. Psalm 69, v. 29 wiped out of the book book of the living book of the living Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil. Let them for their reward be soon brought to shame: that cry over me, There, there. Psalm 70, v. 2 ashamed and confounded let them be turned backward wish me evil cry over me, There, there cry over me, there , there I am become as it were a monster unto many: but my sure trust is in...

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