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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
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British Authors

140 pages
...Agnes' Eve, having been told by 'old dames' that on this night of the year ,.. . . , , . . . , , ,- , Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft...middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright; To her comes young Porphyro; she wakes; and the lovers steal from the castle into the wind and sleet...
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A Short History of English Versification from the Earliest Times to the ...

Max Kaluza - 1911 - 422 pages
...Forget the Past, his fate and fame shall be An echo and a light unto eternity. (Shelley, Adonais 1.) 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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Keats's Poetry and the Politics of the Imagination

Daniel P. Watkins - 1989 - 246 pages
...love and hope, and of dream lands untouched by the sordid activities that define their actual lives: 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. (46-50) Women are instrumental in...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 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...middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright; 50 As, supperless to bed they must retire. And couch supine their beauties, lily white; Nor look behind,...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - 1995 - 324 pages
...love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, 45 As she had heard old dames full many times declare. VI They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins...loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, 50 If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their...
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Dictionary of Christianity

Jean C. Cooper - 1996 - 308 pages
...The Eve of St Agnes, we are told: how upon St Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delighL And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the nighL If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must retire. The 'Golden Legend'...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pages
...5423 'The Eve of St Agnes' The silver, snarling trumpets 'gan to chide. 5424 'The Eve of St Agnes' home and around ㈂ I ꏨ "; 1998 Wordsworth"' Robertson 5425 'The Eve of St Agnes' The music, yearning like a God in pain. 5426 'The Eve of St Agnes' A poor,...
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Reading The Eve of St.Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Jack Stillinger - 1999 - 199 pages
...revelers D 38 plume . . . all] tiara, and plume, and R 39-42 Numerous . . . there] VI. They told her now, upon St. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions...loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of the night, 50 If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their...
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The Vampire in Lore and Legend

Montague Summers - 2001 - 372 pages
...They told her how, upon S. Agnes' Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft advisinga from their loves receive Upon the honey'd middle of...supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their bodies, lily white, Nor look behind nor sideways, but require Of heaven with upward eyes for all that...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - 2001 - 548 pages
...On love, and wing'd St. Agnes' saintly care, As she had heard old dames full many times declare. VI 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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