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" Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas* is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. "
Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin, with Translations ... - Page 3
by John Milton - 1791 - 608 pages
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due ; For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime ; Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watry...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due; For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer: Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season lm ; three on the naked lime Trembling, — and one upon the old oak tree ! sing for Lycidas? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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Gabriel [a poem] by B.R. Parkes

Bessie Rayner Belloc - 1856
...FIDELIO 91 THE PORTRAIT 97 ABSENCE 100 THE SHIPWRECK ,, .. .. ... .. .. .. .. .. 102 COR CORDIUM. " LYCIDAS is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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The North American Review, Volume 83

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1856
...drowned before he could fulfil his morning promise and give the world example of his genius : — •' For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer." How richly, in the elegiac strains called forth by that event, has the immortal mourner proved for...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left Ms peer. Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he Icnew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.1 He...
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Tylney hall, Volume 41

Thomas Hood - 1857
...As who should say, " I am Sir Oracle, And when 1 ope my lips let no dog bark." Merchant of Venice. Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer, \Vho would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float...
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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...the mellowing year: S Bilter constraint, and sail orcnsion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due: For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not \ei\ his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas? he knew 10 Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...the mellowing year : 5 Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew 10 Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his...
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