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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... "
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - Philosophy - 1994 - 375 pages
...,/Of Cerberus and blackest Midnight born," but "II Penseroso" exclaims, "Hail, divines) Melancholy!/ Whose saintly visage is too bright/ To hit the sense of human sight." (Both poems are found in Spencer, op. cit., pp. 556-60) 32. Cited in Vickers, op. cit., p. xiv. 33....
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From Alchemy to Chemistry

John Read - Science - 1995 - 206 pages
...design likewise 'leans forward massively' with darkened face, because, in Milton's words, her saindy visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight,...weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. Number, Harmony, and Music Measurement is dependent upon number, which therefore enters, with measurement,...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...numberless As the gay motes that people the sunbeams. 7496 'II Penseroso' Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...of human sight; And therefore to our weaker view, 7497 71 Penseroso' Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure. 7498 'I1 Penseroso'...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 636 pages
...unholy. -Milton, /, 'Allegro ( 1 63 1 ) 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. -Milton, // Penseroso (1631) mel IV: limb; then musical section; hence song. Gk melos. melodeon, melodious,...
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Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality

Rudolph P. Byrd, Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Social Science - 2001 - 378 pages
...sisters. They seem in a sense to typify that veiled Melancholy: Whose saintly visage is too bright 'Ib hit the sense of human sight, And, therefore, to our weaker view O'er-laid with black. That starr'd Ethiop queen who strove To set her beauty's praise above The sea-nymphs through dusky...
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Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality

Rudolph P. Byrd, Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Social Science - 2001 - 378 pages
...sisters. They seem in a sense to typify that veiled Melancholy: Whose saintly visage is too bright 'lb hit the sense of human sight. And, therefore, to our weaker view O'er-hiid with black. That starr'd Ethiop queen who strove To set her beauty's praise above The sea-nymphs...
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Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American ...

Manning Marable - History - 2003 - 640 pages
...womankind studiously forgets its darker sisters. They seem in a sense to typify that veiled Melancholy: Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...therefore, to our weaker view O'er-laid with black. Yet the world must heed these daughters of sorrow, from the primal black All-Mother of men down through...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...fickle Pensioners of Morpheus' train. 10 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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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...pensioners of Morpheus' train.0 10 But hail thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight;0 And therefore to our weaker view, O'erlaid with black staid wisdom's hue.0 Black, but such...
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Tripletree

Derek Wilson - Fiction - 2004 - 272 pages
...beside her, Kathryn Gye recited pensively, '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.' 'Milton?' June asked. 'Yes, I majored in the seventeenth-century poets at Princeton.' 'Was that where...
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