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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 Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

1866 - 856 pages
...; And if I give thee honour due, Mirth, admit me of thy crew To live with her, and live with thee, In unreproved pleasures free ; To hear the lark begin...to come, in spite of sorrow, And at my window bid good-morrow, Through the sweet-briar or the vine, Or the twisted eglantine." How it must have smitten...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1839 - 496 pages
...Come] Shakes. Tempest, act iv. sc. 2. ' Come and go, Each one tripping on his toe.' Newton. VOL. ii. 37 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, •).:,...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric, and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - 1839 - 316 pages
...describes the scenes of morning in the Allegro. " To hear the lark begin his (light., And, singing, startlu the dull night, From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise: While the cock, with lively din, Scatters the rear of darkness thin, And to the alack, or the ham-door,...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - 1840 - 372 pages
...; And, if I give thee honour due, Mirth, admit me of thy crew, To live with her and live with thee, In unreproved pleasures free. To hear the lark begin...to come, in spite of sorrow, And at my window bid good-morrow, Through the sweet-brier, or the vine, Or the twisted eglantine : While the cock, with...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - 1840 - 314 pages
...success of this species of writing. Example 1. He thus describes the scenes of morning in the Allegro. " To hear the lark begin his flight, \ And, singing,...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise: While the cock, with lively din, Scatters the rear of darkness thin, And to the stack, or the barn-door,...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1

1844 - 52 pages
...shake off her nightly robe, bespangled with dew or fringed with the sparkles of the hoar-frost,— 1 To hear the lark begin his flight, And singing startle...night— From his watch-tower In the skies, Till the dapple-dawn doth rise ;— While the cock with lively din Scatters the rear of darkness thin, And to...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879 - 456 pages
...that shun'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy !" But " the cheerful man " awakes " To hear the lark begin his flight. And singing, startle...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise." * " Cyprus," a thin transparent texture, ^supposed to have been originally produced in the island of...
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Blake's Vision of the Poetry of Milton: Illustrations to Six Poems

Bette Charlene Werner - 1986 - 328 pages
...and Prose of William Blake, p. 682, give these lines of the poem as the subject of the illustration: To hear the Lark begin his flight And singing startle the dull Night From his Watch Tower in the Skies Fill the dappled Dawn does rise. They are 11. 4 1-44, in The Works of John...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 388 pages
...occasional looseness mL' Allegro may be indicated by the sharp debate27 that has arisen over these lines: To hear the Lark begin his flight, And singing startle the dull night, From his watch-towre in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise; Then to com in spight of sorrow. And at...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - 1987 - 180 pages
...away! Admittedly some of the words are hard, but there is no doubting the enthusiasm and the delight. To hear the lark begin his flight And, singing, startle...watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise. JOHN MILTON Dappled dawn . . . what a lovely combination of words and sounds! Dappled is with most...
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