Comus: "a Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle. 1634"

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Dodd, Mead, 1903 - 35 pages
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Page v - Although not openly acknowledg'd by the Author, yet it is a legitimate off-spring, so lovely, and so much desired, that the often Copying of it hath tir'd my Pen to give my severall friends satisfaction...
Page 11 - Plucking ripe clusters from the tender shoots ; Their port was more than human, as they stood : I took it for a faery vision Of some gay creatures of the element, That in the colours of the rainbow live, And play i
Page 15 - Some say no evil thing that walks by night, In fog, or fire, by lake, or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
Page 30 - Wherewith she sits on diamond rocks Sleeking her soft alluring locks; By all the Nymphs that nightly dance Upon thy streams with wily glance; Rise, rise, and heave thy rosy head From thy coral-paven bed, And bridle in thy headlong wave, Till thou our summons answered have. Listen and save!
Page 34 - And drenches with Elysian dew (List, mortals, if your ears be true) Beds of hyacinth and roses, Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep wound, In slumber soft, and on the ground Sadly sits the Assyrian queen.
Page 7 - Of such late wassailers ; yet oh ! where else Shall I inform my unacquainted feet In the blind mazes of this tangled wood ? My brothers, when they saw me wearied out With this long way, resolving here to...
Page 13 - gainft the rugged barke of fome broad Elme Leans her unpiilow'd head fraught with fad fears. What if in wild amazement, arid affright Or while we fpeake within the direfull grafpc Of Savage hunger, or of Savage heat f. Sid: bre. Peace brother, be not over exquifitc To caft the faftiion of uncertaine evils j Tor grant they be fo , while they reft unknownc What ne? da man foreftall his date of griefe And run to meet...
Page 25 - To store her children with : if all the world Should in a pet of temperance feed on pulse...
Page 27 - Dips me all o'er, as when the wrath of Jove Speaks thunder, and the chains of Erebus To fome of Saturn's crew.
Page 35 - But now my talk is fmoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth's end, Where the bow'd welkin flow doth bend, 1015 And from thence can foar as foon To the corners of the moon.

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