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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Michael Drayton. (1563–1631)
 
 
1
    Had in him those brave translunary things
That the first poets had. (Said of Marlowe.)
          To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy.
2
    For that fine madness still he did retain
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.
          To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy.
3
    The coast was clear. 1
          Nymphidia.
4
    When faith is kneeling by his bed of death,
And innocence is closing up his eyes,
Now if thou wouldst, when all have given him over,
From death to life thou might’st him yet recover.
          Ideas. An Allusion to the Eaglets. lxi.
 
Note 1.
Somerville: The Night-Walker. [back]
 

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