The Lyric and Dramatic Poems of John Milton

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H. Holt and Company, 1901 - English poetry - 345 pages

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Page 87 - To a degenerate and degraded state. 475 Sec. Bro. How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. Elder Brother. List, list! I hear Some far-off hallo break the silent air.
Page 111 - How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Enough of such as for their bellies' sake, Creep and intrude and climb into the fold! "5 Of other care they little reckoning make Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy
Page 304 - Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
Page 77 - Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses. These thoughts may startle well, but not astound The virtuous mind, that ever walks attended 211 By a
Page 18 - All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies; Nature, in awe to him, Had doffed her gaudy trim, With her great Master so to sympathize: It was no season then for her 35 To wanton with the sun, her lusty paramour. Only with speeches fair She woos the gentle air II
Page 193 - Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast; no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame; nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble. Let us go find the body where it lies
Page 78 - By slow Meander's margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale Where the love-lorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well: 235 , Canst thou not tell me of a gentle pair That likest thy Narcissus are? O, if thou have Hid them in some flowery cave, Tell me but where,
Page 194 - What the unsearchable dispose Of highest Wisdom brings about, And ever best found in the close. Oft he seems to hide his face, But unexpectedly returns; 1750 And to his faithful champion hath in place Bore witness gloriously; whence Gaza mourns, And all that band them to resist His uncontrollable intent. His servants he, with new acquist
Page 44 - Thy easy numbers flow; and that each heart 10 Hath from the leaves of thy unvalued book Those Delphic lines with deep impression took; Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving, Dost make us marble with too much conceiving; And so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie, 15
Page 119 - TO MR. H. LAWES ON HIS AIRS. HARRY, whose tuneful and well-measured song First taught our English music how to span Words with just note and accent, not to scan With Midas' ears, committing short and long: Thy worth and skill exempts thee from the throng, With praise enough for Envy to look wan:

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