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ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL. LONDON : GEORGE ROUTLEDGE
& CO. FARRINGDON STREET. NEW YORK: 18, BEEKMAN STREET. 1858. Zfo.
& . 44- LONDON : PRINTED BY RICHARD CLAY, BREAD STREET HILL.
A Mask John Milton. LONDON : PRINTED BY RICHARD CLAY, BREAD STREET
HILL. C 0 M U S. The Mask was presented in.
Two such I saw, what time the laboured ox In his loose traces from the furrow
came, And the swinkt 10 hedger at his supper sat ; I saw them under a green
mantling vine That crawls along the side of yon small hill, ^ Their port was more
Which, if Heaven gave it, may be termed her own ; 'T is chastity, my brother,
chastity : She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quivered nymph
with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharboured heaths, Infamous
... indefinite being, and the absence of all positive attributes of time and place,
enhance the ideality of the fiction by a certain indistinctness not unpleasing to the
imagination." LONDON : PRINTED BY RICHARD CLAY, BRKAD 8TRRET HILL.
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I much prefer John Kinsella's updated version 'A Dialogic Mask' which, rather engagingly, includes John Milton's original in a beautifully produced hardback. Comus is available from Arc Publications.