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" Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine ; Or what, though rare, of later age Ennobled hath the buskin'd stage. But, O sad virgin, that thy power Might raise Musaeus from his bower ! Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes, as, warbled to the string,... "
Miltons Allegro [und] Penseroso - Page 26
by John Milton - 1782 - 31 pages
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...held in holy passion still, Forget thyself to marble, (1. 31—42) 17 Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing So bloodily hast struck? (V, ii) NAWM-1 Julius Caesar...some time are masters of their fates, The fault, (1. 105-108) IB But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious cloister's pale, And love the high...
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The Dialogues of Plato: The symposium. 2

Plato - Philosophy - 1993 - 192 pages
...Phaedrus claims he was a coward — to the Underworld to bring her back. Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as warbled to the string Drew Iron tears...Pluto's cheek, And made Hell grant what Love did seek. (Milton, // Penseroso, lines 104-108) But Eurydice was released on the condition that Orpheus not turn...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 306 pages
...97), 'the tale of Troy divine' (line 100) and, yet once more, Orpheus: Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew Iron tears...Pluto's cheek, And made Hell grant what Love did seek. (lines 105-8) It is, notice, once again an affective, effective poetry. Orpheus's song achieves something.16...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - Social Science - 1993 - 495 pages
...But O, sad virgin, that thy power Might raise Musaeus from his bower, Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as warbled to the string, Drew iron tears...Pluto's cheek, And made Hell grant what love did seek. CHAPTER 25 Arion; Ibycus; Simonides; Sappho The poets whose adventures compose this chapter were real...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth. 7503 7/ Penseroso' Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing ndearing young charms' No, the heart that has truly loved never fo cheeck. 7504 7/ Penseroso' Where more is meant than meets the ear. 7505 'II Penseroso' Hide me from...
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...sad virgin,0 that thy power Might raise Musaeus0 from his bower, 105 Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears...Pluto's cheek, And made hell grant what love did seek. (c) from Lye id as, 1637 A pastoral elegy for a Cambridge acquaintance of Milton's, Edward King, an...
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The Stars in Song and Legend

Jermain G. Porter, Albrecht Durer - Science - 2000 - 184 pages
...to enter. Presenting himself before the deities which presided over this kingdom of ghosts, he sang Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, Consent was given that Eurydice accompany her husband back to the upper world ; but the condition imposed,...
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Spenser's Faerie Queene: Letters on chivalry and romance

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 130 pages
...model. Or, call up him that left half-told The ftory of Cambufcan bold, Of Camball and of Algarfife, And who had Canace to wife That own'd the virtuous ring and glafs, And of the wondrous horfe of brafs, On which the Tartar king did ride -, And if ought elfe great...
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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
...But Ol Sad Virgin, that thy Power Might raise Musaeus from his Bower; Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as warbled to the String, Drew Iron Tears down Pluto's Cheek, And bid Hell gram what Love1 did Seek. Chorus Or call2 up Him, who left half told The story of Cambuscan...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...raise Musaeus from his bower, Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing Such notes as warbled to the string, Draw iron tears down Pluto's cheek, And made hell grant what love did seek. (11. 103-108) Wishing to have the poetic power to revive Orpheus and other male Urpoets rather than...
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