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" Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. "
Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 208
by John Milton - 1835
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Collected Prose

Professor James Wright - Poetry - 1983 - 334 pages
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...So were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus Prophets old. Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. (21-40) The blindness of three of the poets and prophets listed was a punishment from the gods. Are...
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - Poetry - 1983 - 187 pages
...the bird and blind bard — he fuses them in a single simile: Then feed on thoughts, that voluntarie move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings...and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. (Ill, 37-40) When the speaker as blind poet compares himself here to a bird whose song rises in the...
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Six Centuries of Verse

American poetry - 1984 - 290 pages
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God and the Poets

David Daiches - Christian poetry - 1984 - 227 pages
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Voice and Crisis: Invocation in Milton's Poetry

Walter Schindler - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 130 pages
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Tongues of Fire: An Anthology of Religious and Poetic Experience

Karen Armstrong - Fiction - 1985 - 351 pages
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The Thomas Hardy Journal, Volumes 6-7

1990
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The Poem and the Book: Interpreting Collections of Romantic Poetry

Neil Fraistat - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 241 pages
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