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A Mask John Milton. C O M U S. A MASK, PRESENTED AT LUDLOW CASTLE,
1634, BEFORE THE EARL OP BRIDGEWATEB, THEN PRESIDENT OF WALES.
%\t $tfS0M. The Attendant Spirit, afterwards in the habit of.
%\t $tfS0M. The Attendant Spirit, afterwards in the habit of Thyrsis. Comus, with
his crew. The Lady. First Brother. Second Brother. Sabrina, the Nymph. Ije Cjjtef
persons fe^o prestnteb torn — The Lord Braokly. Mr. Thomas Egerton, his Brother
The Attendant Spirit descends or enters.] ATTENDANT SPIRIT. Before the starry
threshold of Jove's court My mansion is, where those immortal shapes Of bright
aerial spirits live insphered In regions mild of calm and serene air, Above the ...
I did not err ; there does a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night, And
casts a gleam over this tufted grove : I cannot halloo to my brothers, but Such
noise as I can make to be heard farthest I '11 venture, for my new enlivened
[The Attendant Spirit hahited like a Shepherd.] That halloo I should know ; what
are you ? Speak ! Come not too near ; you fall on iron stakes else. What voice is
that ? My young lord? Speak again. < N ELDER BROTHER. Thyrsis ? whose
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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.