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" Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white... "
The boys' own story-book, by the best authors - Page 179
by Boys - 1852
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Cassell's library of English literature, selected, ed. and arranged by H. Morley

Cassell, ltd - 1883 - 562 pages
...day. On love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey' d middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; it1 As, supperless to bed they must...
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Fair Words about Fair Woman

Oliver Bell Bunce - 1883 - 332 pages
...feel It would not be idolatry to kneel. MADELINE. FROM " THE EVE OF ST. AGNES," BY JOHN KEATS. *"r*HEY told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, •*• Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; l_ As, supperless to bed they must...
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Songs of Three Centuries. Ed. by John Greenleaf Whittier. Household Ed. ...

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1883 - 382 pages
...adorings from their loves receive delight, tire, And couch supine their beauties, lily Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must re* require Of Heaven with upward eyes for all that white; Nor look behind, nor sideways, but they...
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Fair Words about Fair Woman

Oliver Bell Bunce - 1884 - 336 pages
...made you feel It would not be idolatry to kneel. MADELINE. FROM "THE EVE OF ST. AGNES," BY JOHN KEATS. THEY told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

James Thomas Fields - 1884 - 988 pages
...day, On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames lull many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adoring* from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - 1885 - 324 pages
...day, On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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The English School of Painting

Ernest Chesneau - 1885 - 396 pages
...might receive the "soft adorings" of their unknown loves, THE ORDER OF RELEASE. — /. E. Millais. " If ceremonies due they did aright, As, supperless...they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily-white ; Nor look behind, nor sideways, but require Of Heaven with upward eyes for all that they...
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Heroines of the Poets

1886 - 226 pages
...day, On love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey 'd middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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Crown Jewels: Or Gems of Literature, Art and Music ; Being Choice Selections ...

Henry Davenport Northrop - 1888 - 712 pages
...day, On love, and winged St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. They told her how, upon St. Agnes' eve, Young virgins...And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honeyed middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright ; As, supperless to bed they must retire,...
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English Composition and Rhetoric, Volume 1

Alexander Bain - 1888 - 388 pages
...not strike the common eye; and what we are pleased to find discovered. From Stanza VI. we quote— They told her how, upon St. Agnes' eve. Young virgins...loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night. The combination 'soft adorings' is in full keeping; 'the honey'd middle of the night,' is one of Keats's...
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