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Therefore when any, favoured of high Jove, ( 'hances to pass through this
adventurous glade, Swift as the sparkle of a glancing star I shoot from heaven, to
give him safe convoy, As now I do ; but first I must put off These my sky robes
spun out ...
You may as well spread out the unsunned heaps Of misers' treasure by an
outlaw's den, And tell me it is safe, as bid me hope Danger will wink on
opportunity, And let a single helpless maiden pass Uninjured in this wild
... through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer,
Will dare to soil her virgin purity : Yea there, where very Desolation dwells, By
grots and caverns shagged with horrid shades, She may pass on with
... Doing abhorred rites to Hecate In their obscured haunts of inmost bowers. Yet
have they many baits and guileful spells To inveigle and invite the unwary sense
Of them that pass unweeting by the way. This evening late, by then the chewing ...
... which we should desire to pass on a second perusal. The want of what we may
call personality, none of the characters having names, except Comus himself,
who is a very indefinite being, and the absence of all positive attributes of time
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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.