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" But, first and chiefest, with thee bring Him that yon soars on golden wing, Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the mute Silence hist along, 'Less Philomel will deign a song, In her sweetest saddest plight, Smoothing the rugged... "
Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ... - Page 181
by Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 255 pages
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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!...
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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 !...
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The art of poetry on a new plan

John Newbery - Literary Criticism - 1762 - 252 pages
...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

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 !...
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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...
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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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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...Contemplation : And the mute Silence hift along, '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 the accuftom'd oak ; Sweet bird that fhun'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! ' Thee,...
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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse Intended as a Specimen of the Types: At the ...

John Walter - 1785 - 225 pages
...Contemplation : And the mute filence hift along, Xefs 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 the accuftom'd oak ; Sweet bird, that fhunn'ft the noife of folly,, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! Thee,...
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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...
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