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The life of John Milton - Page 62
by Charles Symmons - 1822 - 490 pages
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On the beauties, harmonies and sublimities of nature: with remarks ..., Volume 1

Charles Bucke - 1837
...Hist, of Java, ii. p. 13. c Fasti, v. d This poet compares sounds to perfumes : — a solemn breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air. Bouhours has a beautiful simile — " Whatever is delicate in thought and expression in good writers...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes, and a Life of the ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1838
...steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd sleep ; At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound 655 Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes, and a Life of the ..., Volume 2

John Mitford - 1839
...steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd sleep ; At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound 555 Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1841 - 807 pages
...silence Gavo respite to the drowsy frighted steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep ; dale, heap'd into one expanse Of marbled snow, as...can sweep, With a blue crust of ice unbounded glaz that even Silence Was took ere she was 'ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep ; his riper stage. And beads and prayer-books are the...age : Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that befo that even Silence Was took ere she was 'ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep ; ss event destroy'd, Of useless wealth and greatness...unenjoy'd, Of lust and love, with their fantastic train. Th that even Silence Was look ere she was 'ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1843
...drowsy-flighted steeds That draw the litter of close-curtain'd sleep ; At last, a soft and solemn breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even silence Was took ere she was ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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People's Edition of the Entire Works of W. E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1843
...waking bliss, I never heard till now." Lines 244-204. " Spirit. — At last a soft and solemn breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes. And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was 'ware, and wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 176

English essays - 1844
...like softly-breathing odour, Steals on my sense ?" Milton has a very similar passage in his Comas, "At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes." My reason for calling your attention to the subject is, that I have never seen in any of the recent...
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The Works of William E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1845
...Such sober certainty of waking bliss, I never heard till now." Lines 244-264. VOL. i. 2 "Spirit. — At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like...of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was 'ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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