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... her true servants, Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats. Yet some
there be, that by due steps aspire To lay their just hands on that golden key,2
That opes the palace of eternity : To such my errand is ; and but for such, 3
C O M U S. .
These thoughts may startle well, but not astound, The virtuous mind, that ever
walks attended By a strong siding champion, Conscience. Oh, welcome, pure-
eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou hovering angel girt with golden wings, And
... Telling their strange and vigorous faculties : Amongst the rest a small unsightly
root, But of divine effect, he culled me out ; The leaf was darkish, and had prickles
on it ; But in another country, as he said, Bore a bright golden flower, but not in ...
A Mask John Milton. That had the sceptre from his father Brute. She, guiltless
damsel, flying the mad pursuit Of her enraged stepdame Guendolen,
Commended her fair innocence to the flood, And fair Ligea's 46 golden comb,. 65
A Mask John Milton. And fair Ligea's 46 golden comb, There I suck the liquid air
All amidst the gardens. 69.
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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.