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" Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells and flowerets of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use, Of shades and wanton winds,... "
Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ... - Page 389
1853 - 472 pages
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847 - 604 pages
...the door, Stands ready to smite once, & smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is pass'd, That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And...valleys low, where the mild whispers use. Of shades, & wanton winds, & gashing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks, Throw hither all...
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A jar of honey from mount Hybla

Leigh Hunt - 1848 - 264 pages
...those lovely verses, the beautiful fictions of Paganism and Theocritus to come back : — " Return, Alpheus ; the dread voice is past That shrunk thy...winds, and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks, Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck...
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A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla

Leigh Hunt - 1848 - 268 pages
...lovely verses, the beautiful fictions of Paganism and Theocritus to come back : — " Return, Alphéus ; the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams ;...winds, and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks, Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1849 - 290 pages
...familiar with it. It is the passage which contains that exquisite description of the flowers : " Return, Alpheus ; the dread voice is past That shrunk thy...the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells and flo w'rcts of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades and wanton winds...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 442 pages
...said, But that two-handed engine ut the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy...winds, and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks, Throw hither all your quaint enamelled eyes, That on the green-turf suck...
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Poetical Works

John Milton - 1850 - 704 pages
...fed: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus; the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy...winds, and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart-star sparely looks; Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck...
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The British Controversialist and Impartial Inquirer, Volume 6

1855 - 494 pages
...Lochinvar." " Return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells and flowreis of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low, where the mild...star sparely looks, — Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That oo the green turf su^k the houey'd showers, And purple all the ground with vernal...
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The British Sylva, and Planters' and Foresters' Manual

1851 - 222 pages
...and running waters, and consequently with those beautiful scenes which nature often presents — " In valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades,...On whose fresh lap the swart star sparely looks," will ever render the aspen an agreeable object with those whose regard for trees is* not limited by...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852 - 458 pages
...said : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Eeturn, Alpheus ; the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy...star sparely looks ; Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck the honey 'd showers, And purple all the ground with vernal...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1852 - 424 pages
...said : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to, smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy...swart star sparely looks, Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck the honey'd showers,. And purple all the ground with vernal...
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