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" Orphean lyre I sung of chaos and eternal Night, Taught by the heavenly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare. "
On the blindness of Homer, Ossian, and Milton. The Valley of the Rye ... - Page 270
by Nathan Drake - 1822
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William Wordsworth

Geoffrey Durrant - Literary Criticism - 1969 - 161 pages
...darkness of 'Chaos and eternal Night' ; Wordsworth's aspiration is to follow Orpheus and Milton, and to venture down The dark descent, and up to re-ascend, Though hard and rare. The introduction to The Prelude ends with a brief account of the paradisal state of childhood, described...
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English and Hindi Religious Poetry: An Analogical Study

John A. Ramsaran - Comparative literature - 1973 - 199 pages
...With other notes then to th' Orphean Lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend,...Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe. And feel thy sovran vital Lamp; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that rowle in vain To find thy piercing ray,...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...With other notes than to th'Orphean Lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend,...Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital Lamp. (3.1-22) Milton traces the Christian-Platonic history of a sunbeam. Light appears...
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - Poetry - 1983 - 187 pages
...With other notes then to th' Orphean Lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent and up to reascend, Though hard and rare . . . (Ill, 13-21) The bird in this context is a metaphor for the narrator's double nature. Because...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...With other notes then to th' Orphean Lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare ... [3.1,13-21] From this standpoint the first two books of Milton's poem come to represent an experience...
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Reading the Classics and Paradise Lost

William Malin Porter - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 222 pages
...conjunction with the presentation of his own labors as a descent: With other notes than to the Orphean lyre I sung of Chaos and eternal Night, Taught by...descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare. l3.i7-2t) The Miltonic descent is an Orphean, as well as an Aenean, move: the poet, in other words,...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...flight, Through utter and through middle darkness borne, With other notes than to th' Orphean lyre314 I sung of Chaos and eternal Night, Taught by the Heavenly...venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, 20 Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital lamp; but thou Revisit'st not...
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Fellowship in Paradise Lost: Vergil, Milton, Wordsworth, Volume 97

André Verbart - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1995 - 314 pages
...With other notes then to ih'Orphean Lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare: (IH. 13-21) Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averni [Averno]: noctes atque dies patet atri ianua...
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Milton's Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism

John Martin Evans - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 194 pages
...With other notes than to th'Orphean lyre I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend, Though hard and rare: thee I revisit safe. . . . (3.13-21) And from this point on, Milton writes as if he has been physically present in Hell,...
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Against Coercion: Games Poets Play

Eleanor Cook - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 318 pages
...which . . ." (262 and 232). I doubt that we would hear the Virgilian echo except for Milton: ". . . down / The dark descent, and up to reascend, / Though hard and rare" (Paradise Lost 3.19-21) and "Sad task and Hard" (ibid. 5.564). By 1850, Wordsworth decided to revise...
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