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" Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well, That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring, Begin, and somewhat loudly sweep the string. "
Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ... - Page 178
by William Hayley - 1810
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. Begin, then, sisters of the sacred well, That from...So may some gentle muse With lucky words favour my destined urn ; And, as he passes, turn, And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud. For we were nursed...
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Class-book of Science and Literature

Class-book - 1869 - 324 pages
...roll to and fro Without the meed of some melodious tear. Begin, then, Sisters of the sacred well,1 15 That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring ; Begin,...with denial vain, and coy excuse : So may some gentle Miue poet With lucky words * favour my destined urn ; 20 And as he passes turn, And bid fair peace...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well, That from...So may some gentle Muse With lucky words favour my destined urn ; And as he passes turn, And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud. For we were nursed...
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Milton's Samson agonistes and Lycidas, with notes etc., by J. Hunter, Volume 45

John Milton - 1870
...parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well, 15 That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring ; Begin,...So may some gentle Muse With lucky words favour my destined urn, 20 And as he passes turn, And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud — 10. He knew himself...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...elegists,13 becomes by Milton's accentuation a very theme of the poem, a sign of the poem's anguish: Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well, That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring, Begin, and somwhat loudly sweep the string. [15-17] Yet the repeated "Begin" contains the stabilizing power of...
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Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays

Edward Le Comte - 1991 - 148 pages
...woman. But we do not know. We "do not know what "the sacred well" is in the invocation in "Lycidas": "Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well / That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring." It could be the Pierian spring, with "the seat of Jove" being Mount Olympus. It could be Hippocrene,...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 486 pages
...his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear.98 Begin, then, Sisters" of the sacred well That from...Hence with denial vain and coy excuse: So may some gende Muse With lucky words favour my destined urn, 20 And as he passes turn, And bid fair peace be...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...upon his wat'ry bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. Begin then, Sisters of the sacred well, That from...coy excuse, So may some gentle Muse With lucky words favor my destin'd um, 20 And as he passes tum, And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud, For we were...
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Annoying the Victorians

James Russell Kincaid - 1995 - 271 pages
...might expect, on behalf of Lycidas, but for himself: "So may some gentle Muse/ With lucky words favor my destin'd urn,/ And as he passes turn,/ And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud" (11. 19-22). After imagining his own elegy, Milton proceeds to sing that elegy, or, more accurately,...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pages
...conventional invocation of the muses. The parallel between Edward King and himself is foremost in his mind: Begin then, sisters of the sacred well That from beneath...So may some gentle muse With lucky words favour my destined urn, And as he passes, turn And bid fair peace be to my sable shroud. i 'm we were nursed...
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