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" The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters played. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in the eclipse, and rigged with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 162
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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John Milton

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 324 pages
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...his story. And sage Hippotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon stray 'd, The air was calm, and on the level brine, Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd, It was that fatal and perfidious bark 100 Built in th'eclipse, and rigg'd with curses...
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Poets on Poets

Nick Rennison, Michael Schmidt - Poetry - 1997 - 478 pages
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Sea-mark: The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Philip Edwards - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 227 pages
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The Complete Poems

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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 241 pages
...assumed Lycidas and he, the swain, were at home. The winds and waves, however, deny responsibility: "The air was calm, and on the level brine, / Sleek Panope with all her sisters played" (98-99). Briny or not, the scene is the antithesis of violent destruction. In its serenity...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...of his story, And sage Hippotades their answer brings That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd; The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, Built in th'eclipse, and rigg'd with curses...
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The Riverside Milton

John Milton - Literary Collections - 1998 - 1213 pages
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Seventeenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Robert Cummings - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 586 pages
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