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In the title-page of the first edition, printed in 1637, it is said that it was presented
on Michaelmas night, and there was this motto : — □ " Eheu quid volui misero
mihi ! floribus austrum Perditus." . . ; In this edition, arid- in that of Milton's poems
Their merry wakes and pastimes keep ; What hath night to do with sleep ? Night
hath better sweets to prove, Venus now wakes, and wakens Love. Come, let us
our rites begin ; 'Tis only daylight that makes sin, Which these dun shades will ...
But where they are, and why they came not back, Is now the labour of my
thoughts ; 'tis likeliest They had engaged their wandering steps too far ; And
envious darkness, ere they could return, Had stole them from me ; else, O
thievish Night 18 ...
Had stole them from me ; else, O thievish Night ! Why shouldst thou, hut for some
felonious end, In thy dark lanthom thus close up the stars That Nature hung in
heaven, and filled their lamps With everlasting oil, to give due light To the misled
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night ? 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
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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.