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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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Masterpieces in English Literature, and Lessons in the English Language ...

Homer Baxter Sprague - English literature - 1874 - 437 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 Wag took ere she was ware, and wished...
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College Entrance Requirements in English, 1901-1905 (for Study and Practice).

English literature - 1895
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy frighted 2 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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Comedy of Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

William Shakespeare - 1896
...Milton has a direct comparison of sound to fragrance in a very beautiful passage in Camus, 555 foL : "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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The Education of the Central Nervous System: A Study of Foundations ...

Reuben Post Halleck - Central nervous system - 1896 - 258 pages
...or village cock Count the night watches to his feathery dames. " At last a soft and solemn breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distill'd perfumes, And stole upon the air. . . ... I was all ear And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death." Though...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 772 pages
...Thyrsis ? whose artful strains have oft delay'd The huddling brook to hear his madrigal. MILTON: Comus. At last a soft and solemn-breathing sound Rose like a steam of rich distiil'd perfumes, And stole upon the air, that even silence Was took ere she was 'ware, and wish'd...
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The Vision of Christ in the Poets: Selected Studies of the Christian Faith ...

Charles Macauley Stuart - 1896 - 304 pages
...silence Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted55 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, that56 even Silence Was took ere she was ware, and wished...
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In Portia's Gardens

William Sloane Kennedy - Natural history - 1897 - 232 pages
...sudden silence Gave respite to the drowsy-footed 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 Minor Poems of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1898 - 206 pages
...WITHIN THY AIRY SHELL" 95 "UNMUFFLE, YE FAINT STARS" 99 "WRAPT IN A PLEASING FIT OF MELANCHOLY, . . . AT LAST A SOFT AND SOLEMN-BREATHING SOUND ROSE LIKE A STEAM OF RICH DISTILLED PERFUMES" . Id6 " NAY, LADY, SIT ; IF I BUT WAVE THIS WAND, YOUR NERVES ARE ALL CHAINED UP...
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The Minor Poems of John Milton: Illustrated & Decorated

John Milton - 1898 - 206 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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The Shorter Poems of John Milton: Including the Two Latin Elegies and ...

John Milton - English poetry - 1898 - 299 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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