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" Those other two 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 on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling,... "
Select lessons in prose and verse, from various authors, to which are added ... - Page 30
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Payne's universum, or pictorial world: engravings of ..., Issue 107, Volume 3

Albert Henry Payne - 1844
...were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Mteonides,* And Tiresias and Phineas, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...numbers ; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tnnes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Meeonides, And Tiresias, and Phineus, prophets old; Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...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...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides,1 And Tiresias,2 and Phineus, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts that voluntary...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...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...were I equalled with them in renown !) Blind Thamyris and blind Maconides, And Tiresias and Phineus, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts that voluntary...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...
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The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry

Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 477 pages
...reflects on his own sightless eyes, Milton's thoughts turn to the nightingale singing in darkness: Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious...numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. How consciously Keats remembered this passage one cannot...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...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...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...
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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...numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. (21-40) The blindness of three of the poets and prophets...
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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; as the wakeful Bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. (3.37-40) Eve sings her nocturn as she and Adam move...
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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
...were I equalled with them in renown. Blmd Thaniyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old. Then feed on thoughts, that 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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