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[The Attendant Spirit hahited like a Shepherd.] That halloo I should know ; what
are you ? Speak ! Come not too near ; you fall on iron stakes else. What voice is
that ? My young lord? Speak again. < N ELDER BROTHER. Thyrsis ? whose
There was another meaning in these gifts ; Think what, and be advised : you are
but young yet. I had not thought to have unlocked my lips ss In this unhallowed
air, but that this juggler Would think to charm my judgment, as mine eyes, ...
And drenches with Elysian dew (List, mortals, if your ears be true) Beds of
hyacinth and roses, Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep
wound In slumber soft, and on the ground Sadly sits the Assyrian queen ; 53 But
A noble virgin and her young brothers, by whom this masque was originally
represented, required an elevation, a purity, a sort of severity of sentiment which
no one in that age could have given but Milton. He avoided, and nothing loth, the
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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.