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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2705
AUTHOR:John Milton (1608–1674)
QUOTATION:How sweetly did they float upon the wings
Of silence through the empty-vaulted night,
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smil’d!
ATTRIBUTION:Comus. Line 249.
 

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