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wise like men and women, their apparel glistering ; they come in making a riotous
and unruly noise, with tJteir torches in their hands.] COMUS. The star that hids
the shepherd fold, Now the top of heaven doth hold ; And the gilded car of day ...
What was that snaky-headed Gorgon shield That wise Minerva wore,
unconquered virgin, Wherewith she freezed her foes to congealed stone, But
rigid looks of chaste austerity, And nohle grace, that dashed brute violence With
None But such as are good men can give good things ; And that which is not
good, is not delicious To a well-governed and wise appetite. Oh, foolishness of
men ! that lend their ears To those budge doctors of the Stoic fur, And fetch their ...
Be wise, and taste. The Brothers rush in with swords drawn, wrest his glass out of
his hand, and break it against the ground : his rout make sign of resistance, but
are all driven in. The Attendant Spirit comes iť.] What, have you let the false ...
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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.