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" The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine. "
The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 160
by English poets - 1790
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870
...his story, 95 And sage Hippotades their answer brings; That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd, The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, 100 Next Camus, reverend sire, went footing...
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A Day by the Fire: And Other Papers, Hitherto Uncollected

Leigh Hunt - English essays - 1870 - 368 pages
...burnt out, and he seems between sleep and waking. His Panope is very different from Milton's : — " The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd.*' But these vagaries of Spenser do not hinder him from being a poet as elegant as he...
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A Household Book of English Poetry, Issue 160

1870 - 438 pages
...story ; 95 And sage Hippotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon strayed ; The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, 100 Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...his story ; And sage Hippotades their answer brings. That not a blast was from his dungeon strayed ; The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses...
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Milton's Samson agonistes and Lycidas, with notes etc., by J. Hunter, Volume 45

John Milton - 1870
...story ; 95 And sage Hippotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon strayed ; The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, 100 Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...his story; And sage Hippotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon strayed : The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1905
...intended to depict the shipwreck of Lycidas. Now Milton expressly states that, at the time of the wreck, The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd. Yet Turner has deliberately portrayed a violent storm, with every accompaniment of...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...his story. And sage Hippotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon stray 'd, The air was calm, and on the level brine, Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd, It was that fatal and perfidious bark 100 Built in th'eclipse, and rigg'd with curses...
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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 241 pages
...assumed Lycidas and he, the swain, were at home. The winds and waves, however, deny responsibility: "The air was calm, and on the level brine, / Sleek Panope with all her sisters played" (98-99). Briny or not, the scene is the antithesis of violent destruction. In its serenity...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...of his story, And sage Hippotades their answer brings That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd; The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in th'eclipse, and rigg'd with curses...
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