While the ploughman, near at hand, Whistles o'er the furrow'd land, And the milkmaid singeth blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 281by John Milton - 1834 - 392 pagesFull view
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...his state Robed in Flames & amber Light The Clouds in thousand Liveries dight While the Plowman near at hand Whistles o'er the Furrow'd Land And the Milkmaid...Shepherd tells his Tale Under the Hawthorn in the Dale. They are 11. 57—68 in The Works of John Milton, vol. 1, pt. 1, p. 36. Blake's comments on his illustration,...