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" Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course ; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his... "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ... - Page 187
by William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
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Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch - Chivalry - 1913 - 2 pages
...a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees (Or dreams he sees), while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her...ear. At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON The Griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an...
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Paradise Lost: Introduction

John Broadbent - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 175 pages
...by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her...ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. I 781 In the 1 7th century it was not ridiculous for an educated person to half-believe in fairies...
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Of the Origin and Progress of Language, Volume 1

James Burnett - 1967
...For, as a fimile is a Wheels her pale courfe ; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund mufic charm his ear ; At once, with joy and fear, his heart rebounds. Book iv 777. He has another beautiful fimile of the fame kind in the 4th book of Paradife Loft, beginning...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 26, Issue 3

1860
...by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her...ear: At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." Were not they gone yet ? Why, if they were, should Milton bring so ignorant a peasant into an epic...
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Fairy Tales, legends and romances illustrating Shakespeare and other early ...

Dwarfs - 1977 - 426 pages
...arbitress, and neerer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they, on thir mirth and dance Intent, with jocond music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." l The impression they made upon his imagination in early life appears from his " Vacation exercise,"...
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Classical Epic Tradition

John Kevin Newman - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 572 pages
...Arbitress, and neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth and dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. This "belated peasant," in this passage reminiscent of Apollonius (IV. 1479) and Virgil (Aeneid VI....
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Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

Stephen Greenblatt - America - 1992 - 202 pages
...by a forest-side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her...ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. (Paradise Lost 1.m-88)30 The transformation of the rebel angels is at once unbelievable and true —...
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Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

Stephen Greenblatt - History - 2008 - 216 pages
...Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbi tress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they...ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. (Paradise Lost i.jj-j-88)30 The transformation of the rebel angels is at once unbelievable and true...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - Social Science - 1993 - 495 pages
...uses the Pygmies for a simile in Paradise Lost, Book i : (Or dreams he sees), while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her...ear. At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON The Griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an...
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T. S. Eliot and the Use of Memory

Grover Cleveland Smith - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 186 pages
...midnight revels, by a forest-side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees . . . . . . they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund...charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.24 This last group of passages illustrates ambiguous permutations of "source" materials. A...
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