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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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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

Readings - 1843
...Masque o/Coiuus,] CAN any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. How swiftly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty vaulted night, At every fall smoothing...
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The North of England Magazine, Volume 3

English literature - 1843
...was raised into the third heaven, and when she had concluded, spouted ore rotunda from Comus — " Sure something holy lodges in that breast And with...moves the vocal air, To testify his hidden residence." That I declared should be the final utterance of song for the evening, and accordingly we adjourned...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 9

1843
...where virtue sang with touching tones lhat beautiful piece — " Home, Sweet Home." He felt lhat " Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves the vocal air To testify the hidden residence." Music shattered the obduracy of his heart ; he grew penitent as he listened,...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 9

1843
...where virtue sang wilh touching tones that Ьемtiful piece — " Home, Sweet Home." He fell tb»t " Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves ihe vocal air To testify the bidden residence." Music shattered the obduracy of his heart; h« grew...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...Knter Сои из. Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ! = ؔ{P f }bw ڡ [ ؖa b% ʞ ... V R=NzŃ = u Vg hh = E7 Oί ]"@+ 1l e nC Lٗ * empty vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smil'd 1 I have oft...
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The Prose Workd of Mrs. Ellis: The poetry of life. Pictures of private life ...

Sarah Stickney Ellis - English literature - 1844
...she 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 Works of William E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1845
...Spirit ! "Comus. — Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence t How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 18

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...or up comelh to a subtil spirit. Bacon. Natural Hillary, Cent. vi. 560. How sweetly did they flote upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven dawn Of darkness till it smil'd ! Milton. Comut, 1. 251. A sweet regard and amiable grace Mixed...
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The Select Works of Mrs. Ellis ...

Sarah Stickney Ellis - English literature - 1845
...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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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...somthing holy lodges in that brest, And with these raptures moves the vocal air To testifie his hidd'n residence; How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night 250 At every fall smoothing the Raven doune 243 And give resounding grace] Edd. 1, 2, 1637: and hold...
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