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" Had ye been there, for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself for her enchanting son, Whom universal nature did lament, When by the rout that made the hideous roar, His gory visage down the stream was... "
Elegant extracts in poetry - Page 745
by Elegant extracts - 1816
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 284 pages
...dream! Had ye been there — for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her enchanting son Whom...sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? (11. 56-63) The inability of the Muses to protect their own leads Milton, as Evans writes, to question...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...Milton of one of his favourite stories, the myth of Orpheus: What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her enchanting son Whom...rout that made the hideous roar His gory visage down M3e stream was sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore. (58-63) Poets die suddenly, and the...
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The Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
...dream. Had ye been there! — for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore. The Muse herself, for her enchanting son Whom...sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? Here the master, himself, is seen to be subjected; and the subjection of the master must be understood...
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Beyond Consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy

Melissa Fran Zeiger - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 195 pages
...dream — Had ye been there — for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her enchanting son Whom...stream was sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore?14 Each set of female figures in the passage — nymphs, Muse, murderous maenads — is succeeded...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...dream! Had ye been there ... for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her enchanting son? Whom...swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore. Alas! What boots it witli uncessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless...
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...to magically shift its course as an omen of disaster. The Muse herself, for her enchanting son, 60 Whom universal nature did lament, When by the rout...sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore. (d) from Paradise Lost, 1667 These are the opening lines of Book 7 (1-39), at the mid-point of Paradise...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...dream! Had ye been there— for what could that have done? What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself, for her enchanting son Whom...Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? Alas! What boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely slighted Shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse?...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...Arc, 53. victorie to the inhabitants upon it" by changing its Whom Universal nature did lament, 60 When by the rout that made the hideous roar, His gory...Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? Alas! What boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely slighted Shepherd's trade, 65 And strictly meditate the thankless...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...master in mournful strains." . Ovid 's " Metamorphoses. ' ' "What could the Muse herself that Orpheus bore, The Muse herself for her enchanting son, Whom...sent, Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore? ' ' Milton's "Lycidas." XIV ORPHANT ANNIE 135 ORSINO Orphant Annie. A bound girl, who is credited by...
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Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

Diane Purkiss - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 300 pages
...mother to defend him from the assaults of maddened women: What could the muse herself thac Orpheus bore, The muse herself for her enchanting son Whom...hideous roar, His gory visage down the stream was sent. (11. 58-62) So important is this figure of Orpheus to Milton's project of selffashioning as a poet...
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