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" And, missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven green, To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray Through the heaven's wide pathless way, And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through... "
Comus: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ... - Page 119
by John Milton, Thomas Warton - 1799 - 124 pages
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847
...Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee, chauntress, oft the woods among, I woo, to hear thy even-song ; And,...unseen, On the dry smooth-shaven green, To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray, Through the Heaven's...
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Migratory birds, or such as visit Britain at different seasons of the year

Migratory birds - Birds - 1847 - 64 pages
...Most musical, most melancholy ! Thee, chantress, oft the woods among, I woo to hear thy evening song ; And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven green, To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that has been led astray Through the heavens'...
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Modern Painters: pt. 3. Of the imaginative and theoretic faculties. 4th ed

John Ruskin - Aesthetics - 1848
...sultry horn. " Missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth shaven green, To behold the wandering moon Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray, Through the heavens' wide pathless way, And oft as if her head she bowed Stooping through a fleecy cloud." It is...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - English poetry - 1849 - 395 pages
...evening song ; And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth shaven green, To behold the wandering moon Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray Through the heaven's wide pathless way ; And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through a fleecy cloud. Oft...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...musical, most melancholy ! Thee, chauntress, oft the woods among, I woo to hear thy evening song ; And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven...noon, Like one that had been led astray Through the heaven's wide pathless way; And oft, as if her head she bow'd, Stooping through a fleecy cloud. Oft...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1850
...musical, most melancholy ! Thee, chantres», oft the woods among I woo, to hear thy ev'ning song : heav'ns' wide pathless way j And oft, as if her head she bowM, Stooping through a fleecy cloud. Oft...
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Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch - Chivalry - 1913 - 2 pages
...continual revolutions of the moon, which also suggested to Milton the same idea. "To behold the wandering moon Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray In the heaven's wide, pathless way." — // Penseroso. 4. The Physical theory; according to which the...
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Blake's Vision of the Poetry of Milton: Illustrations to Six Poems

Bette Charlene Werner - Art - 1986 - 319 pages
...and Prose of William Blake, p. 684, give these lines of the poem as the subject of the illustration: To behold the wandring Moon Riding near her highest Noon Like one that has been led astray Thro the heavens wide pathless way And oft as if her head she bowd Stooping thro'...
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The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art, Based Originally on ...

Charles Mills Gayley - Art - 1991 - 597 pages
...Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth ? " Milton's " To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray, Through the heaven's wide pathless way " (II Penseroso). See also for lo, Shelley's Prometheus Bound. Argus: Milton,...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 306 pages
...unseen: Sweet Bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee Chantress oft the Woods among, I woo to hear thy Even-Song; And...thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven Green. (lines 61 -6) At the centre of 'II Penseroso' is the poetic tower, site of mystical communion and poetic...
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