Select Minor Poems of John Milton by John MiltonSelect Minor Poems of John Milton by John Milton

Select Minor Poems of John Milton

byJohn Milton

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...78 SELECT MINOR POEMS O They knew not of his story; 95 And sage Hi ppotades their answer brings, That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd: The air was calm, and on the level brine Sleek Panope with all her sisters play'd. It was that fatal and perfidious bark, too Built in the eclipse, and rigg'd with curses dark, That sunk so low that sacred head of thine. ) 'Next Canu,s, reverend sire, went footing slow, His mantle hairy, and his bonnet sedge, Inwrought with figures dim, and on the edge 105 Like to that sanguine flower inscrib'd with woe. " Ah! who hath reft,' quoth he, " my dearest pledge?" Last came, and last did go, The pilot of the Galilean lake; Two massy keys he bore of metals twain--no The golden opes, the iron shuts amain. He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake: " How well could I have spar'd for thee, young swain, Enow of such as for their bellies' sake 'Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold!! 115 Of other care they little reckoning make Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest. Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learnt aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need they? They are spe'd; And, when they list, their lean and 'flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 125 But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rqtjnwardly, and foul contagion spread; Besides what the grim wolf with pjLvy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said, 79 But that two-handed engine at the door,no Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams; return, Sicilian Muse,...
Title:Select Minor Poems of John MiltonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217867472

ISBN - 13:9780217867474