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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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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail divinest Melancholy, \Vhose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erUid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might...
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1807
...and may, perhaps, be new to many of your readers and those of Milton, Permit me to quote the passage. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to oar weaker view U'rrlaut with black, staid Wisdom's fade; • Black, Inn such as in esteem Prince...
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The Speaker; Or Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1808 - 400 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, OVrlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem, Prince Memnon's sister might...
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The Muses' Bower,: Embellished with the Beauties of English Poetry, Volume 1

English poetry - English poetry - 1809
...sun-beams ; Or likest hovering dreams, 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 star'd Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - English poetry - 1809
...pensioners of Morphens' train* But hail, thou goddess sage and holy ! il.il!, 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 Etjiiop queen, that strove For other beauties praise...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou Goddess, sage and hoiy, 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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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...pensioners of Morpheus' train. I'lt ii.nl, thou goddess, gage 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 M emnon's sister might beseem, Or that starr'd Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...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, e2 And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in...
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Paradise Lost and Regained: With the Latin and Other Poems of John ..., Volume 4

John Milton - 1810
...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, 2 / I a Sad leaden Downward cast fe them on the earth as fast : [n wi*h thce calm Peace, an that...
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Deverell - 1813
...adopting in preference the grave sedate character of countenance ascribed to him in the first note. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view 1 15 O'erlaid with black staid wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memmon's sister might...
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