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" I was all ear, And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 302
edited by - 1834
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788 - 628 pages
...full discharge. What windy joy this day had I conceiv'd Hopeful of his delivery, which now proves 1575 Abortive as the first-born bloom of Spring Nipt with the lagging rear of Winter's frost 1 . Yet ere I give the reins to grief, say first How dy'd he; death to life is erown or shame. All...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton, John Dalton - 1791 - 498 pages
...she was 'ware, and wished she might " Deny her nature, and be never more, " Still to be so displac'd. I was all ear, " And took in strains that might create a soul " Under the ribs of Death — but oh ! ere long 380 " Too well I did perceive it was the voice " Of my most honour'd lady your...
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British Theatre, Volume 11

John Bell - 1791 - 294 pages
...she was 'ware, and wished she might " Deny her nature, and be never more, " Still to be so displac'd. I was all ear, " And took in strains that might create a soul " Under the ribs of Death — but oh! erelong 380 " Too well I did perceive it was the voice " Of my most honour'd lady your...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796 - 610 pages
...us outcast, exil'd, his new delight, Mankind created, and for him this world. So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse : all good to me is lost : Evjl, be thou my good ; by thee at least n0 Divided empire with Heav'n's King I hold, By thee, and...
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Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ...

1797 - 468 pages
...she was 'ware, and wish'd she might " Deny her nature, and be never more, " Still to be so displac'd. I was all ear, " And took in strains that might create a sonl " Under the ribs of Death — but oh ! ere long 380 •" Too well I did perceive it was the voice...
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Comus: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton, Thomas Warton - 1799 - 148 pages
...ere she was ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more, Still to be so displac'd. I was all ear, And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death: but, O! ere long Too well I did perceive it was the voice Of my most honour'd lady, your dear sister....
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 15

1802 - 442 pages
...expression »mong many that maybe remarked in Comus. Sonnet 33, 1. 4. " Become all ear." Comus, 1. 560. " I was all ear And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of death" Drummond's was probably taken from Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia. " / was all ear to catch the heavenly...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807 - 434 pages
...full discharge. 1375 What windy joy this day had 1 conceiv'd Hopeful of his delivery, which now proves Abortive as the first-born bloom of Spring Nipt with the lagging rear of winter's frost I Yet ere I give the reins to grief, say first How dy'd he ; death to life is crown or shame. All by...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - 1808 - 96 pages
...wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more, Still to be so displac'd. I was all ear, 5(50 And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death : but O ! ere long, Too well I did perceive it was the voice .Of my most honour'd Lady, your dear Sister....
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - 1810 - 418 pages
...ere she was ware, and wish'd she might Deny her nature, and be never more, Still, tobe so displac'd. I was all ear, And took in strains that might create a soul Under the ribs of Death : but O ! ere long, Too well I did perceive it was the voice Of my most honour'd Lady, your dear Sister....
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