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... hidden strength Which you remember not. SECOND BKOTHER. What hidden
strength, Unless the strength of Heaven, if you mean that ? ELDEIt DROTHEn. I
mean that too ; but yet a hidden strength, Which, if Heaven gave it, may be
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
A Mask John Milton. SECOND BROTHKH. O brother ! 't is my father's shepherd,
sure. Alone, and helpless ! Is this the confidence You gave. 41.
... At which I ceased, and listened them a while, Till an unusual stop of sudden
silence Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted -2 steeds That draw the litter of close-
curtained sleep ; At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound 23 Rose like a steam
A Mask John Milton. Alone, and helpless ! Is this the confidence You gave me,
brother ? I puised it up, but little reckoning made,. 49 h.
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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.