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Although not openly acknowledged by the author , yet it is a legitimate offspring ,
so lovely , and so much desired , that the often copying of it hath tired my pen to
give my several friends satisfaction , and brought me to a necessity of producing
This nymph , that gazed upon his clustering locks With ivy berries wreathed , and
his blithe youth , Had by him , ere he parted thence , a son Much like his father ,
but his mother more , Whom therefore she brought up , and Comus named ; Who
... And crumble all thy sinews . ELDER BROTHER . Why prythee , shepherd ,
How durst thou then thyself approach so near , As to make this relation ? SPIRIT .
Care and utmost shifts How to secure the lady from surprisal , Brought to COMUS
How to secure the lady from surprisal , Brought to my mind a certain shepherd lad
, Of small regard to see to , yet well skilled In every virtuous plant and healing
herb That spreads her verdant leaf to the morning ray : He loved me well , 28 and
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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.