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" To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise... "
Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ... - Page 140
by John Milton - 1810
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1832 - 354 pages
...iv. sc. 2. ' Come and go, Each one tripping on his toe.' Newton. In unreproved pleasures free ; 40 To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night, From his watch-tow'r in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise ; Then to come in spite of sorrow,' 45 And...
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The Christian's Penny Magazine, Issues 1-82

1832 - 670 pages
...song before the morning dawns ; to this Milton alludes in his L'Allegro : " To hear the lark begin bis flight, And singing startle the dull night. From his watch-tower in the skies. Till the dapple dawn doth rise." And also Shakespeare : " The gentle lark, weary of rest, From his moist cabinet...
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Gleanings in Natural History: With Local Recollections : to which ..., Volume 2

Edward Jesse - 1832 - 340 pages
...perhaps, listened to during its aerial flights with more pleasure than any other songster we have. ' To hear the lark begin his flight, ' And singing, startle the dull night ' From his watch-tow'r in the skies, ' Till the dapple dawn doth rise ; ' Then to come in spite of sorrow, ' And...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1834 - 432 pages
...Mirth , admit me of thy crew, To live with her, and live with thee, In unreproved pleasures free; 40 To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night, From his watch-tow'r in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise; Then to come, in spite of sorrow, 45 And...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calandar of Popular ...

William Hone - 1835 - 876 pages
...scenes as must rouse every lover of the country from his conch : — 651 054 Lines from Ï Allegro To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing, startle...sorrow, And at my window bid good morrow, Through the sweet-brier, or the vino, Or the twisted eglantine : Wlnle the cock, with lively din, Scatters the...
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Burford cottage, and its robin-red-breast, by the author of Keepr's travels

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1835 - 482 pages
...which he describes them, and among others, the singing of the lark before the rising of the sun : " To hear the lark begin his flight, And, singing, startle...night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dapple dawn doth rise ; * The wild hyacinths of our English woods and hedge-rows, commonly called blue-bells....
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Burford Cottage, and Its Robin-red-breast

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1835 - 496 pages
...which he describes them, and among others, the singing of the lark before the rising of the sun : " To hear the lark begin his flight, And, singing, startle...night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dapple dawn dqth rise ; * The wild hyacinths of our English woods and hedge-rows, commonly called blue-bells....
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The Greek Pastoral Poets, Theocritus, Bion and Moschus. Done Into English by ...

Theocritus - 1836 - 436 pages
...that erst was mute, Carols to the rising day Many a note, and many a lay." Faithful Shepherdess. " To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise." L'Allegro. " Don't cut your hand — to split a cumin-seed."— P. 93. The Greeks said of a miser that...
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Select Prose Works, Volume 1

John Milton - 1836 - 448 pages
...tower and gardens of Buffon. To his own practice of early rising Milton alludes in L' Allegro : ' ' To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise," &c. And again in II Penseroso, there is a beautiful description of the dawn, written with the graphic...
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Greek Pastoral Poets: Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus

Theocritus - 1836 - 450 pages
...that erst was mute, Carols to the rising day Many a note, and many a lay." Faithful Shepherdess. " To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise." L'Allegro. " Don't cut your hand — to split a cumin-seed." — P. 93. The Greeks said of a miser...
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