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(1626) mourns and Helicon in the midst of its streams—you would be the happy and glorious leader of the flock of Athena instead of traversing the frightful depths of hell in Char. on's boat. But Persephone broke the thread of your life ...
Cf. PL IV, 329 and Sonn XX, 6. 50. Lucifer is the sun as Ovid describes him in his palace (Met. II, 1–18), which he locates east of India (Met. I, 778–9). 59. The line recalls the applause of the happy spirits in Virgil's Elysium (Aen.
Delighted, Cynthia” returns to her forests and resumes her quiver, when from on high she sees the wheels of Lucifer; and, laying aside her delicate rays, she seems to be happy that by her brother's help her own task is cut short.
... Robert Herrick, An Ode on the Birth of Our Saviour; Richard Crashaw, In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God. I This is the Month, and this the happy morn 42 ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY.
I This is the Month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heav'n's eternal King, Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring; For so the holy sages once did sing, That he our deadly forfeit ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
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Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review