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 745by Elegant extracts - 1816Full view
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John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 92 pages
...Ay me! I fondly dream RHad ye been there,S . . . for what 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...