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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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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

Poetry - 1854 - 430 pages
...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 starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...hail, thou Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To lii: the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Mcmnon's sister might beseem; Or that starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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Cassell's lessons in English. From the 'Popular educator'.

John Relly Beard - 1854
...habitual sadness. " But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail divinest melancholy, Whose xaintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight ; And t herefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue." Milton, " II Ponseroso." Mela,...
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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

American poetry - 1855 - 430 pages
...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 starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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Milton's L'allegro and Il Penseroso

John Milton - 1855 - 48 pages
...Morpheus' train. But, hail ! thou goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! IL PENSEROSO. 15 ^ 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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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 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 starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...NAs; PoE; SeCePo; Son // Penseroso 15 But hail thou Goddess, sage and holy. Hail divinest Melancholy, lime Upon the seraph-wings of Ecstasy 193 194 30 He...Closed his eyes in endless night. (1. 100-101) 31 (1. 1 1 -16) 16 Come pensive Nun, devout and pure, Sober, steadfast, and demure, All in a robe of darkest...
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The Mysteries of Paris and London

Richard Maxwell - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 415 pages
...eyes" [The Life and Art of Albrecht Diirer, 163]. Panofsky also cites Milton's // Penseroso: [His] saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human...weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue. The background of Melencolia I has something of this quality too; a rainbow and a comet shine eerily...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - Social Science - 1993 - 495 pages
...alludes to this story in his Penseroso, where he addresses Melancholy as the goddess, sage and holy, 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 Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 pages
...Morpheus'63 train. 10 But, hail! thou Goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saindy visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight,...Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister64 might beseem, Or that starred Ethiop queen65 that strove To set her beauty's praise...
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