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" Now the bright morning star, Day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 300
by Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
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De Clifford; or, The constant man, by the author of 'Tremaine'.

Robert Plumer Ward - 1841
...favourite, and among other extracts from him, was the sonnet in the Nativity, on May Morning : — " Now the bright Morning Star, day's harbinger, Comes...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail ! bounteous May ! " This was in the holy verse of Milton ; take other passages, of a still sweeter character, in prose,...
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London, Volume 1

Charles Knight - Electronic books - 1841
...tendencies — " Now the bright morning-star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and brings with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail ! beauteous May, that doth inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire ; Meads and groves are of thy...
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Essays

Leigh Hunt - 1841 - 79 pages
...changed it in the lines that follow these, which are altogether in the taste of our author : Itail bounteous May ! that dost inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire: Woods and (rroveu arc of thy dressing ; Hill and dale doth boast Then a long line comes too seriously in —...
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Environs of London: Western Division

John Fisher Murray - London (England) - 1842 - 356 pages
...THAMES. Ts'ofr the bright morning star, day's harbinger. Comes dancing from the cast, and leads with ber The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. Bail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth and youth and warm desire ; Woods and groves are of thy...
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - American poetry - 1923 - 696 pages
...the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The Flowry May, who from her green lap throws The yellow Cowslip...bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth and youth and young desire, Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing, Hill and Dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we...
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry

George Moore - English poetry - 1973 - 187 pages
...resounding grace to all heaven's harmonies. John Milton ON MAY MORNING NOW the bright morning-Star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the eaSt, and...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May I that doSt inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...simpler to be played on his native reed, and this may refer to the cheerful fragment "On May Morning": Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. Or perhaps the reference is to "L'Allegro" and "II Penseroso," which are now thought to have been written...
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A Milton Encyclopedia, Volume 8

William Bridges Hunter (Jr.) - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 205 pages
...mixt power employ (SolMus 3) Wisely hast shun'd THE BROAD | WAY AND the green (Sonn 9. 2) The Flowry May, who from her green lap throws The yellow Cowslip, and THE PALE | PRIMROSE. (May 3-4) Prosodists of later centuries were to criticize Milton for writing thus; but indeed he had...
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Quintet: A Five-play Cycle Drawn from The Children of Pride

Robert Manson Myers, Robert M. Myers - Drama - 1991 - 236 pages
...see you do not like the month of May, CARRIE: Alas, I do not like the month of May. JOSEPH (readingl: Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...pale primrose. Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute thee with...
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Thornes Classic Poetry: A Practical Guide for Key Stage 3

John Foster, Gordon Dennis - Poetry - 1995 - 123 pages
...arrival, the second part is the song and the third part is like a formal greeting. Song: On May Morning Now the bright morning star, Day's harbinger, Comes...pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May! that dost inspire 5 Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast...
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