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" Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild. And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse ; Such as the meeting soul may pierce, In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With... "
The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ... - Page 18
1852
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The Spirit of Man: An Anthology in English & French from the Philosophers ...

Robert Seymour Bridges - English literature - 1916 - 336 pages
...Passes into my heart and brain. . . . . And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian Aires, Married to immortal verse Such as the meeting soul...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. 79 Sat simply chatting in a rustick row ; Full little thought they than That the mighty Pan Was kindly...
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Milton's Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity: L'allegro, Il Penseroso ...

John Milton - English poetry - 1918 - 172 pages
...stream. Ijo Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson's learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild,...a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out 140 With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the...
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - American poetry - 1922 - 1908 pages
...stream. '3 Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonson's learned sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild....a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out M With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the...
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The Chilswell Book of English Poetry

English poetry - 1924 - 272 pages
...stream. 130 Then to the well-trod stage anon, If Jonsons learned Sock be on, Or sweetest Shakespear, Fancy's child, Warble his native Wood-notes wild....a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, 140 With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running ; Untwisting all the...
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Milton's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art: An Essay

Ida Langdon - Aesthetics - 1924 - 342 pages
...the gates of her high palace-hall. b. The Effects of Music Extravagantly Described. 1. L'All 135-150: And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian...sweetness long drawn out With wanton heed and giddy (running, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...different object, as a resource against the daily trials and petty annoyances of life, exclaims : — " Ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs,...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony." There is an exquisite symbolism in this last passage. The idea is that the " hidden soul " of a good...
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Music and Aesthetics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Huray Peter Le - Music - 1988 - 399 pages
...another. The description is as follows: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs; In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. Let us parallel this with the softness, the winding surface, the unbroken continuance, the easy gradation...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...strength; And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings. (1. 105-1 14) 24 (1. 136-144) AWP; FaFP; FiP; GTBS; GTBS-P; HAP; HoPM; JCP; LiTB; NoP; OAEL-1; OBEY; OBS; PPP; SeCePo;...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...substituting poetry for heterosexual love. His most sensual encounter in L' Allegro is with poetic song: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian...cunning, The melting voice through mazes running. (11. 135-142) Here Milton describes a genuine communion, the "meeting" that he hitherto avoided. These...
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Mark Morris

Joan Ross Acocella, Mark Morris - Performing Arts - 2004 - 305 pages
...one point L'Allegro sings: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs: Soothe me with immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony, The subject here is song — specifically, how singing, while it may lead us through a thousand complications,...
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