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" Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale, She all night long her amorous... "
Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets - Page 69
by Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 pages
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...on his western throne attend. Now came still evening on, and twilight grey Had in her sober livery res to shine : Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine! pleas'd: now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824
...description of evening, iv. 598. nothing can be more charming than what is said of the nightingale. Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to...all night long her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleas'd. In that tender speech of Eve's to Ail ui ii, iv. 639. With thee conversing I forget all time,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1824
...description of evening, iv. 508. nothing can be more charming than what is said of the nightingale. Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to...night long her amorous descant sung; • Silence was pleas'd. In that tender speech of Eve's to Adam, iv. 639. With thee converging I forget all time, &c....
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...sung ; Silence was pleas'd : now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires : Hesperus, that led 605 The starry host, rode brightest, till the moon Rising...light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw. When Adam thus to Eve. Fair consort, th' hour Of night, and all things now retir'd to rest 611 Mind...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...is a circumstance which adds great beauty to his description. I have often thought that the weakness They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were...night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleas'd : now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires : Hesperus, that led 605 The starry host,...
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A dictionary of quotations from the British poets, by the author of The ...

British poets - 1824
...Milton's Paradise Lost, b. 4. Now came still evening on, and twilight grey Had in her sober livery all things clad : Silence accompanied ; for beast...nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale. Ibid. Tunes sweetest his love-labour'd song ; now reigns Full-orb'd the moon, and with more pleasing...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...twilight grey Had in her sober livery all things clad : Silence accompanied ; for beast, and bird, 60O They to their grassy couch, these to their nests....nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant bung ; Silence was pleas'd • now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires ; Hesperus, that led...
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The Historical Reader: Designed for the Use of Schools and Families, on a ...

John Lauris Blake - History - 1824 - 381 pages
...it? AN EVENING IN PARADISE, Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had, in her sober livery, all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast...They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were sunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleased....
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The English Reader, Or, Pieces of Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1825 - 264 pages
...Mam and Eve, retiring to rę*f. Now came still ev'ningon, and twilight gray Had in her sober liv'ry all things clad. Silence accompanied ; for beast and...but the wakeful nightingale. She all night long her am'rous descant sung : Silence was pleas'd. Now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires : Hesperus,...
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The Works of Augustus M. Toplady, Volume 4

Augustus Toplady - 1825
...or the evening star. Milton has given us a fine description of her, under this title : -Now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires. Hesperus, that...Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen, unveil' d her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw *." ; Again : " The sun was...
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