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" Tunes her nocturnal note : thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson - Page 185
by John Milton - 1807
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Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and ...

Angela Esterhammer - 1994 - 276 pages
...rehearsal of the original creative events even as he denies their visible reality for him: not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn,...Summer's Rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine (PL 3.41-4) The difference between 'holy Light, offspring of Heav'n first-born' (named in the...
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Paradise Lost (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Siebert Ruth - 2015 - 146 pages
...nature. Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead. P. L, III, 40-45 He has been shunned from "the book of knowledge fair." Since the days of Aristotle,...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - 1996 - 224 pages
...possibility that the apostrophes are vain, that though "with the year / Seasons return," not to the speaker returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark, "a universal blank /Of Nature's works to [him] expunged and razed"? Only Autumn responds and appears...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker, Parker Blanford - 1998 - 282 pages
...outward sight. The passage in Milton incorporates the common motifs of Davidic naturalism, "But not to me returns / Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,...face divine; / But cloud instead and ever-during dark / Surrounds me."33 In Prior's passage we also have the returning cloud, the darkening of nature, but...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 4

Massachusetts Historical Society - 1860 - 498 pages
...he took courage, — " Seasons returned; but not for him returned Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine." But he went from his darkened chamber and his couch of pain to his noble work, as a strong man rejoicing...
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A Brefe Dialoge Bitwene a Christen Father and His Stobborne Sonne: The First ...

Wolfgang Capito, William Roy - 1999 - 334 pages
...understand without his assistance. And surely the agony associated with his own blindness - 'but not to me returns/ Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,/...divine;/ But cloud instead, and ever-during dark/ Surround me' (m 41-6) - must have held some consolation for him - indeed may have been seen as providential,...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - 2005 - 284 pages
...insight. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book...
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Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach

Michael McKeon - 2000 - 972 pages
...blindness: Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or rhe sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose....face divine; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and, for the book of knowledge fair, Presented...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 484 pages
...note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - 2002 - 472 pages
...lyric: . . . Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the Sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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