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SECOND BROTHER. How charming is divine philosophy ! ie Nor harsh, and
crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual
feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. ELDER BROTHER. List,
... emblaze the forehead of the deep, And so bestud with stars, that they below
Would grow inured to light, and come at last To gaze upon the sun with
shameless brows. List, lady, be not coy, and be not cozened With that same
vaunted name, ...
And drenches with Elysian dew (List, mortals, if your ears be true) Beds of
hyacinth and roses, Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep
wound In slumber soft, and on the ground Sadly sits the Assyrian queen ; 53 But
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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.