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" Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace whom all commend. "
The Worthies of Yorkshire and Lancashire: Being Lives of the Most ... - Page 262
by Hartley Coleridge - 1836 - 732 pages
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...creep, By whispering winds soon lull'd asleep. Tower'd cities please us then, And the busy hum of men, Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds...store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit, or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. There let Hymen...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds...store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize, Of wit, or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. Instead of...
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Romantic Parodies, 1797-1831

David A. Kent, D. R. Ewen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 409 pages
...are transported to another species of hum. Tower'd cities please us then, And the busy hum of men. Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds...store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. To talk of the...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 284 pages
...giant, ongoing chivalric entertainment: "Tow'red Cities please us then / And the busy hum of men, / Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, / In weeds...Peace high triumphs hold, / With store of Ladies" (11. 1 12-20). L'Allegro's depiction sounds innocuous, especially since we know that Milton once planned...
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Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

Stephen B. Dobranski - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 245 pages
...1645 edition to separate the two clauses: Towred Cities please us then, And the busie humm of men, Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, In weeds...triumphs hold, With store of Ladies, whose bright eies Rain influence, and judge the prise Of Wit, or Arms, while both contend To win her Grace, whom...
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Spenser's Faerie Queene: Letters on chivalry and romance

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 130 pages
...them, that took his fancy ; as appears from his Towned cities .pleafe us then And the bufy hum of men,. Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With ftore of ladies, whofe bcrg^it eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit, or arms, wlhile both...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...trees, Where perhaps some beauty lies, The cynosure of neighbouring eyes. Towered cities please us then, Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds...store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize, Of wit, or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. (11.77-80,117-124)...
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Fragmenting Modernism: Ford Madox Ford, the Novel, and the Great War

Sara Haslam - Literary Criticism & Collections - 2002 - 241 pages
...the mixture. Ford's epigraph is as follows: Towered cities please us then And the busy haunts of men, Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With stores of ladies whose bright eyes Rain influence and judge the prize. It comes from the section in...
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Music and Theatre in Handel's World: The Family Papers of James Harris, 1732 ...

Donald Burrows, Rosemary Dunhill, James Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 1212 pages
...some high lonely Tower. Populous2 Cities please us then, And the busie Humm of Men. Base Song There throngs of Knights and Barons bold In Weeds of Peace high Triumphs hold, With Ladies bright, whose5 peircing Eyes Rain influence, and judge the Pri2e Of Wit or Arms, while both...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...1 5 By whispering Winds soon lull'd asleep. Tow'red Cities please us then, And the busy hum of men, Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, In weeds of Peace high triumphs hold, 120 With store of Ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of Wit, or Arms, while...
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