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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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History of English Literature, Volume 1

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...silver lining on the night, And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.' 1 She calls her brothers : ' At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like...steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air,t across the ' violet-embroider'd vale,' to the dissolute god whom she enchants. He comes disguised...
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Poems [a selection] ed. with life and notes by J.M. Ross

John Milton - 1871
...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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Milton. Comus, Lycidas, L'allegro, Il penseroso, and selected sonnets, with ...

John Milton - 1871
...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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English Poems, Volume 1

John Milton - 1872
...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...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 Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - 1872 - 574 pages
...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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The poetical works John Milton. Repr., with memoir, notes, &c, Issue 477

John Milton - 1873
...' , , ' 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...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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History of English literature, tr. by H. van Laun, Volume 2

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1873
...over this tufted grove."1 She calls her brothers iu " a soft and solemn -breathing sound," which " rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, and stole upon the air," 2 across the " violet-embroider'd vale," to the dissolute god whom she enchants. He comes disguised...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with life and notes [by G. Gilfillan ...

John Milton - 1874
...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...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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Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1874
...; but her exquisite singing is most dwelt on. Thus, of her Echo-Song in the enchanted wood : — " 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 Paradise lost, books i. and ii., Comus, Lycidas, Il penseroso, and ...

John Milton - 1874
...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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