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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 Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1907
...the summer air) may well be imagined by poets to give forth an "odour." Cf. Milton's Camus, 555-557: "At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distilled perfumes, and stole upon the air." 11 Receiveth as the sea] Cf. Sonnet cxxxv, 9: " The sea,...
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Milton's Comus: With Introduction and Notes by William Bell ...

John Milton - English poetry - 1907 - 117 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted 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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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1908 - 554 pages
...frighted 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 e're she was ware, and wish't she might Deny her nature, and be never more...
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The Springs of Helicon: A Study in the Progress of English Poetry from ...

John William Mackail - English poetry - 1909 - 204 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted steeds That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep; At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distil I'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wish'd...
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The minor poems

John Milton - 1910
...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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The Paradise of Dante Alighieri: An Experiment in Literal Verse Translation

Dante Alighieri - 1915 - 509 pages
...likewise, the rich ornament and longdrawn harmonies of a famous passage in the Ludlow masque — " 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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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - 1923 - 310 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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Milton's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art: An Essay

Ida Langdon - Aesthetics - 1924 - 342 pages
...The huddling brook to hear his madrigal, And sweetened every musk-rose of the dale. 6. Comus 555-564: 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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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 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 wish't she might Deny her nature, and be never more...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...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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