An Introduction To The Prose And Poetical Works Of John Milton; Comprising All The Autobiographic…

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byJohn Milton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...man,' And hug him into snares. When once her eye Hath met the virtue of this magic dust, 165 I shall appear some harmless villager Whom thrift keeps up about his country gear. But here she comes; I fairly step aside, And hearken, if I may her business hear. The Lady enters. Lady. This way the noise was, if mine ear be true, 170 My best guide now. Methought it was the sound Of riot and ill-managed merriment, Such as the jocund flute or gamesome pipe Stirs up among the loose unlettered hinds, When, for their teeming flocks, and granges full, 175 In wanton dance they praise the bounteous Pan, And thank the gods amiss. I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence Of such late wassailers; yet, oh! where else Shall I inform my unacquainted feet J 180 In the blind mazes of this tangled wood? My brothers, when they saw me wearied out/ With this long way, resolving here to lodge Under the spreading favour of these pines, Stepped, as they said, to the next thicket-side 185 To bring me berries, or such cooling fruit As the kind hospitable woods provide. They left me then when the gray-hooded Even, Like a sad votarist in palmer's weed, Rose from the hindmost wheels of Phoebus' wain. 190 But where they are, and why they came not backy Is now the labour of my thoughts. 'Tis likeliest They had engaged their wandering steps too far; / And envious darkness, ere they could return, Had stole them from me. Else, O thievish Night, 195 Why shouldst thou, but for some felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars That Nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps With everlasting oil to give due light To the misled and lonely traveller? 200 This is the place, as well as I may guess, Whence even now the tumult of loud mirth Was rife, and perfect in my l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...man,' And hug him into snares. When once her eye Hath met the virtue of this magic dust, 165 I shall appear some harmless villag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217775322

ISBN - 13:9780217775328

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