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" Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. "
Comus: A Mask - Page 39
by John Milton - 1808 - 89 pages
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing ...

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1835
...Spirit! " Comus.—Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness till it smiled! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Sirens three, Amidst...
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The Poetry of Life, Volume 1

Sarah Stickney Ellis - English fiction - 1835 - 336 pages
...was ware, and wished she might " Deny her nature, and be never more " Still to be so displaced." " How sweetly did they float upon the wings " Of silence, through the empty vaulted night, " At every fall smoothing the raven down " Of darkness till it smiled." " Midnight...
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The Young Lady's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the ...

Author of The young man's own book - American poetry - 1836 - 320 pages
...harmonies. Comas. Can any morlal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ra vishment? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...air To testify his hidden residence: How sweetly did lhey float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1836
...Maia's son he stood, And shook his plumes, that heavenly fragrance fill'd The circuit wide. Book v. How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty vaulted night ; At every fall, smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smil'd. THE BIRTH...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: The works of William Cowper. His life ...

William Cowper - 1835
...Maia's son he stood, And shook his plumes, that heavenly fragrance fill'd The circuit wide. Book v. How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty vaulted night ; At every fall, smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smil'd. THE HIRTH...
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Lectures on English Poetry: To the Time of Milton

Stanhope Busby - English poetry - 1837 - 118 pages
...mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And wiih these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his...wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, At eveiy fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smiled ! I have oft heard My mother Circe...
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Lectures on English Poetry: To the Time of Milton

Stanhope Busby - English poetry - 1837 - 118 pages
...eloquent verse : Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves the vocal aiiTo testify his hidden residence. How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence through the...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Mitford - 1838
...COMUS. COM. Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine inchanting ravishment ? 245 Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, KO At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness till it smil'd ! I have oft heard My mother Circe...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...Spirit ! 14 Cbmitf. Con any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment! Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...hidden residence : How sweetly did they float upon the wines Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 51

1834
...i. or Milton's lines on the sounds of the lady's voice, in Comus : — ' How sweetly did iheyjloat upon the wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smiled.' May not these figures be taken in succession upon the mind's...
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