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" Or let my lamp at midnight hour Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft out-watch the Bear With thrice-great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato, to unfold What worlds or what vast regions hold The immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion... "
Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative - Page 338
by Nathan Drake - 1800
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Music and Theatre in Handel's World: The Family Papers of James Harris, 1732 ...

Donald Burrows, Rosemary Dunhill, James Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 1212 pages
...you bested, Or fill the fixed Mind with all your Toys? Ohl let my Lamp at midnight Hour Be seen in some high lonely Tower, Where I may oft outwatch the...that hath forsook Her Mansion in this fleshly nook. Chorus Sometime let gorgeous Tragedy In scepter'd Pall come sweeping by, Presenting Thebes, or Pelops...
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Blake and Tradition, Volume 1

Kathleen Raine - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 464 pages
...to philosophy and from philosophy to myth, as did Plato himself when he soared into the regions of The immortal mind, that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook? In fact, in Blake's account of the specters we find Plato and Plotinus as his two chief sources. On...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...midnight hour, 85 Be seen in some high lonely Tow'r, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato to unfold What Worlds, or what vast Regions hold 90 The immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook: And of those Damons that are...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...midnight hour, Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato to unfold...that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook. (74-92) The above passage abounds with elements of Milton's experience at Cambridge: enforced curfews...
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume III: (Part I: Kir -- Nympha)

James Hastings - Religion - 2004 - 592 pages
...the Fr. manoir). — A mansion is primarily any kind of dwelling-place, as in Milton, II Pen», 92— •To unfold What worlds or what vast regions hold...that hath forsook Her mansion In this fleshly nook.' Especially a place to abide in permanently, as T. Adams on 2 P 1* 'Worldly things are but a tabernacle,...
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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...bellman's drowsy charm, To bless the doors from nightly harm: Or let my lamp at midnight hour, Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato to unfold What worlds, or what vast regions hold...
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Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus

Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 464 pages
...hunger after wisdom and her gifts. (9 The Magus and His Magic Let my lamp at midnight hour Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear With thrice great Hermes. — MILTON: IL PENSEROSO The magician strives to know God's mind as it is externalized...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 92 pages
...midnight hour, Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato, to unfold...that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook; And of those demons that are found In fire, air, flood, or underground, Whose power hath a true consent...
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 252 pages
...nightingale and ending with sacred anthems and tragic drama. He studies at midnight in some high lonely tow'r Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice-great...hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook. The body is subordinated in this early poem — Milton has been immersed in Neoplatonic Cambridge — as...
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The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination

Patrick Harpur - Imagination (Philosophy) - 2007 - 384 pages
...References 352 Selected Bibliography 362 Index 368 ... Or let my lamp at midnight hour, Be seen in some high lonely tower, Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato to unfold What worlds, or what vast regions hold...
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