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Neptune, besides the sway Of every salt flood, and each ebbing stream, Took in
by lot 'twixt high and nether Jove Imperial rule of all the sea-girt isles, That, like to
rich and various gems,3 inlay The unadorned bosom of the deep : Which he, ...
The star that hids the shepherd fold, Now the top of heaven doth hold ; And the
gilded car of day His glowing axle doth allay In the steep Atlantic stream ; And the
slope sun his upward beam Shoots against the dusky pole, Pacing toward the ...
... dammed up With black usurping mists, some gentle taper, Though a rush-
candle from the wicker hole Of some clay habitation, visit us With thy long
levelled rule of streaming light, And thou shalt be our star of Arcady, Or Tynan
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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.