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" Sleep; At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air... "
The life of John Milton - Page 62
by Charles Symmons - 1822 - 490 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 234

1902
...remember the later words of Milton in Comvs, which may possibly be a reminiscence from Twelfth Night: At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich disttll'd perfumes. Shakespeare's comparison, however, if we accept the only authoritative text, is...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Lectures on the English comic ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1903
...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 wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more...
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Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes & Other Poems

John Milton - 1903 - 371 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted steeds That draw the litter of close-curtained Sleep. At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distilled perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wished...
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An Introduction to Psychology: Based on the Author's Handbook of Psychology

John Clark Murray - Psychology - 1904 - 517 pages
...1. Most editors have substituted " south " for " sound." Compare the passage in Mllton's (,'onius: " At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distllled perfumes And stole upon the air." Such similes imply a kind of comparison which we should...
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The Principles and Progress of English Poetry

Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young - English poetry - 1904 - 595 pages
...dissonance; 550 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 wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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The Principles and Progress of English Poetry

Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young - English poetry - 1904 - 595 pages
...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 wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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The Principles and Progress of English Poetry

Clement Calhoun Young - English poetry - 1905 - 595 pages
...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 wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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College Requirements in English: For Careful Study, for the Years 1909-1915 ...

1896
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted steeds, That draw the litter of close-curtain'd sleep. 855 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 e're she was ware, and wish't she might Deny her nature, and be never more,...
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A View of the English Stage: Or, A Series of Dramatic Criticisms

William Hazlitt - Acting - 1906 - 358 pages
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted steeds That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep : 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 wished she might Deny her nature, and be never more...
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Comus: A Masque

John Milton - Chastity - 1906 - 82 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted steeds That draw the litter of close-curtained Sleep. At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distilled perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wished...
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