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" They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale. She all night long her amorous descant sung: Silence was pleased. Now glowed the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest,... "
The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson - Page 230
by John Milton - 1807
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Russell's American Elocutionist. The American Elocutionist: Comprising ...

William Russell - 1846 - 392 pages
...things clad ; * This mark denotes the csesural pause. Silence accompanied ; | for beast and bird, • They* | to their grassy couch, | these* | to their...all but the wakeful nightingale : She all night long I her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleased : | now glowed the firmament With living sapphires...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: First period, from the earliest times to 1400

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...dow'r, th' adopted clusters, to adorn His barren leaves. [Evening in Paradae.] [From the ьате.] comfort from his looks. A largess universal, like the sun, Hię liberal eye doth give to every They to their grassy couch, these to their nestę, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She...
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts. Night Thoughts on Life, Death and ...

John Milton, Edward Young - 1848 - 600 pages
...earth, By shorter flight to the east, had left him there, 595 Arraying with reflected purple and gold The clouds that on his western throne attend. Now...things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, 6OO They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ;...
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Exercises in English parsing

John Hunter (of Uxbridge.) - 1848 - 56 pages
...twilight grey Had in her sober livery all things clad. Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird — They to their grassy couch, these to their nests,...night long her amorous descant sung : Silence was pleased. Now glowed the firmament With living sapphires. Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest...
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The Hemans Reader for Female Schools: Containing Extracts in Prose and Poetry

Timothy Stone Pinneo - 1847 - 504 pages
...gathered round us by thy look of rest ; . Thou bring'st the child, too, to the mother's breast. BTROJT Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in...things clad. Silence accompanied : for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She,...
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

John Milton - 1849 - 654 pages
...earth, By shorter flight to the east, had left him there, 695 Arraying with reflected purple and gold The clouds that on his western throne attend. Now...night long her amorous descant sung ; Silence was pleased : Now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires : Hesperus, that led 605 The starry host,...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 5-6

1856
...twilight grey Had in her sober liv'ry all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beasts and birds, Those to their grassy couch, these to their nests "Were...all night long her amorous descant sung. Silence was pleased: now glow'd the firmament With living sapphires ; Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode...
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Elements of Literature, Or, An Introduction to the Study of Rhetoric and ...

E. A. ANSLEY - 1849 - 284 pages
...drowsy night," " musing midnight," &c. " O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth." — Shakspeare. " Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in...things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy coach, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1849 - 296 pages
...throne attend. Now came still evening on, and twilight grey Hud in her sober livery ull things clnd : Silence accompanied ; for beast, and bird, 600 They...these to their nests, Were slunk ; all but the wakeful nightmgale ; She nil night long her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleas'd : now glow'd tht V-imainent...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 26

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1849 - 688 pages
...horizon. Such a night had the blind poet in his mind's eye when he composed those beautiful lines : — " Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in...things clad : Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk ; all but the wakeful nightingale ; She...
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