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... me to a necessity of producing it to the public view ; and now to offer it up in all
rightful devotion to those fair hopes, and rare endowments of your much
promising youth, which give a full assurance, to all that know you, of a future
This nymph, that gazed upon his clustering locks With ivy berries wreathed, and
his blithe youth, Had by him, ere he parted thence, a son Much like his father, but
his mother more, Whom therefore she brought up, and Comus named ; Who, ...
Alas ! good venturous youth, I love thy courage yet, and bold emprise ; But here
thy sword can do thee little stead ; Far other arms, and other weapons, must Be
those that quell the might of hellish charms : He with his bare wand can unthread
So in the "Two Gentlemen of Verona : " — "Home-keeping youths have ever
homely wits.' 3S P. 60. / had not thougld to luu-e unlocked my lips. The six
following lines are spoken aside. — Sympson 38 P. 60. Prankt.]— Decked,
dressed. P. 60.
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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.