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" Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note: thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of... "
John Milton: His Life and Times, Religious and Political Opinions: With an ... - Page 283
by Joseph Ivimey - 1833 - 397 pages
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Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in Africa: From the Earliest Ages to ...

Robert Jameson, James Wilson, Hugh Murray - Africa - 1832 - 359 pages
...arbours of France and England makes such rich amends for his unadorned and quaker-like attire : " Tie wakeful bird Sings darkling, and, in shadiest covert hid, Tunes her* nocturnal notes." Among the Fringillidtz we may notice the buntings, of which the Whidah-bird, or long-tailed...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 351 pages
...were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Moeonides, And Tiresias, andPhineus, prophets old: Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks,...
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Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in Africa: From the Earliest Ages to ...

Robert Jameson, James Wilson, Hugh Murray - Africa - 1833 - 359 pages
...leafy arbours of France and England makes such rich amends for his unadorned and quaker-like attire : "The wakeful bird Sings darkling, and, in shadiest covert hid, Tunes her* nocturnal notes." Among the Fringittida we may notice the buntings, of which the Whidah-bird, or long-tailed...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...equall'd with me in Fate, So were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus Prophets old. Then feed on...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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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...and morn "where the Muses haunt /Clear Spring, or shady Grove, or Sunny HUP (3.27-28), Then feed[s] on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers;...and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. (3.37-40) Eve sings her nocturn as she and Adam move hand in hand toward a bower whose "thickest covert...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 318 pages
...habits, which are philomelic, and their singing habits, which are also philomelic — like Milton's own: Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings darkling. (37-39; my emphasis)^1 It may also be that "They rolled their r's, there, in the land of the citrons"...
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The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindness

Catherine Maxwell, Professor of Victorian Literature Catherine Maxwell - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 279 pages
...too sings in darkness: So were I equalled with them in renown. Blmd Thaniyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old. Then feed on...voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Smgs darklmg, and in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. (3.34-40) The figure of the melancholy...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...equalled with me in fate, So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old.* Then feed...covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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Literature and Dissent in Milton's England

Sharon Achinstein - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 302 pages
...Book Three of Paradise Lost, likewise sympathizes with that creature of darkness, the nightingale: "Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move/ Harmonious...in shadiest Covert hid/ Tunes her nocturnal Note" (PL, 3:37-40), evoking the traditional figure of song, but also laying claim to a poetics of darkness....
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