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" Less Philomel will deign a song, In her sweetest, saddest plight. Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er the accustomed oak; Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! "
The Beauties of English Poetry - Page 58
by Peter Pindar - 1804
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1753
...the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, i Smoothing the rugged brow of night, "While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oakj 60 Sweet Keu ft met ifvttw Ittdia. irwa in the gayer perfonage of Milton, which is...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ...

John Milton - Epic poetry, English - 1759 - 390 pages
...Contemplation; And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak; 60 Sweet bird that fhun'ft the noife of folly, Mof t mufical, moft melancholy! Thee...
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The art of poetry on a new plan, illustrated with a great variety of ...

Art - 1762
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fopg, In herfiveeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night,. While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd, oak . Sweet bird that jfhunn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! Thee...
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan: Illustrated with a Great Variety of ...

John Newbery - English poetry - 1762
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In herfweeteft, fadaefi plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night* While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak . Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noifc of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! Thee...
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British Zoology, Volume 1

Thomas Pennant - Zoology - 1776 - 278 pages
...compofe part of the folemn fcenery of his Penferofo ; when he defcribes it In her faddeft fweeteft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night ; While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak ; Sweet bird, that ftiunn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moll melancholy ! Thee,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 5, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, ff 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak ; 60 Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! Thee,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 3-5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gemly o'er th' accuftom'd oak ; 60 Sweet bird that flmnn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft...
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Poems on various subjects: selected to enforce the practice of virtue. And ...

English poetry - 1780 - 204 pages
...Contemplation; And the mute Silence hift along, 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, Jn her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night; While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak; Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, JVTofi mufical, moft melancholy! Thee,...
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Miltons Allegro [und] Penseroso

John Milton - 1782 - 31 pages
...fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the mute Silence hist along, 55 'Leß Philomel will daign a song, In her sweetest, saddest plight, Smoothing...While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th'accustom'd oak; 60 Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy!...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - 1785 - 620 pages
...Mafk. And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak : 60 Sweet bird, that fhunn'il the noife of folly, Mod mufical, moil melancholy ! Thee,...
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