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" But hail! thou Goddess sage and holy! Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's... "
The beauties of English poetry, selected from the most esteemed authors, by ... - Page 56
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail divinest Melancholy, ablest revenge, Where I may kill, to pardon. Where...your cubs Duck. WhomJ Ferd. Call them your children, ; Illack, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem ; Or that starr'd Kthiop quceii...
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L'allegro and Il Penseroso

John Milton - 1848 - 60 pages
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that starr'd Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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Aline, an old friend's story, by the author of 'The gambler's wife'.

Elizabeth Caroline Grey - 1848
...late coup de theatre had before drawn upon him. CHAPTER XIV. " Hail thou goddess, sage and holy ***** Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight. * * # * With looks commercing with the skies, Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes. * * * * In glimmering...
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Poetry for schools

Frederick Charles Cook - 1849
...pensioners of Morpheus' 5 train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. 1 The Lydians, a people In Asia Minor. 3 The fable of Orpheus. This famous poet having lost his wife,...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1849
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail divincst Melancholy, ain, • I pray you,' quoth he, ' show them that it secmeth me O'crlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, tliuu Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem; Or that starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem, • Prince Memnon's sister might beseem. Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure, All...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - English poetry - 1850 - 528 pages
...pensioners* of Morphens' train. Bat hail, thon goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'crlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. * • * Come, pensive nun, devout and purę, Sober, stedfast,...
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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...pensioners of Morpheus' train. 1 0 But hail, thou goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view 15 O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1851 - 255 pages
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...of human sight, And therefore, to our weaker view, fferlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might...
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