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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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Works, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1859
...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.1 He must not float upon his...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...mellowing year : Bitter constraint and sad occasion dear Compels me to disturb your season due, For Lycidaa 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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...: 3 Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season flue : For Lyciclas 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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Fifty Years Since: An Address, Delivered Before the Alumni of the University ...

William Hooper - 1859 - 50 pages
...enough to leave some memorials of his genius, but, alas! not long enough for our fame or for his own. " For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime — Young Lycidas — and hath not left his peer 1" That night was one of the Nodes Atticce or Ambrosianw, if you choose so to name them, which signalized...
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A COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH LITERARURE

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND - 1860
...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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The Georgics of Virgil: A Critical Survey

L. P. Wilkinson - History - 1969 - 363 pages
...Sometimes the narrator repeats the name itself, as Hylas' at Ecl. 6. 43-4 and Eurydice's at 525-7. Cf. For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. pardon'. But all along we have been looking through Virgil's eyes ; and Otis is right in seeing here...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...immortal things may be revealed. But we cannot see this promise now, so deep is the speaker's sorrow: 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 flote upon his watry...
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George Steiner: A Reader

George Steiner - History - 1987 - 447 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. Laurel, myrtle and ivy have their...
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James: The Man and His Message

James B. Adamson - Religion - 1989 - 553 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 built the lofty rime. He must not float upon his watery...
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