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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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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 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 Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 486 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...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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Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...Milton has a direct comparison of sound to fragrance in a very beautiful passage in Comus, 555 fol. : 'At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill' d perfumes, And stole upon the air.' — HUDSON : Pope's change is most certainly right. For...
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The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law - A Study in History

William J. Federer - Law - 2002 - 288 pages
...one night she stole away. From whom you now must steal and take no leave. A soft and solemn breathing sound rose like a steam of rich distilld perfumes, and stole upon the air. 2. To practice theft; to take feloniously. He steals for a livelihood. Thou shalt not steal. Exodus...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted steeds0 That draw the liner 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 Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - Philosophy - 2003 - 431 pages
...hout Of linked sweetness long drawn out. L 'Allegro. And of "a soft and solemn-hreathing sound," that Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air. Comus. Who, that has a truly musical ear, will refuse to consider such description as, in some son,...
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Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 155 pages
...words are held down, what of music? In 'Comus' the Attendant Spirit speaks of hearing the Lady's Song: 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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