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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 249
 
 
John Milton. (1608–1674) (continued)
 
2758
    Then to the spicy nut-brown ale.
          L’Allegro. Line 100.
2759
    Tower’d cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.
          L’Allegro. Line 117.
2760
    Ladies, whose bright eyes
Rain influence, and judge the prize.
          L’Allegro. Line 121.
2761
    Such sights as youthful poets dream
On summer eves by haunted stream.
Then to the well-trod stage anon,
If Jonson’s learned sock be on,
Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy’s child,
Warble his native wood-notes wild.
          L’Allegro. Line 129.
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    And ever against eating cares
Lap me in soft Lydian airs,
Married to immortal verse, 1
Such as the meeting soul may pierce,
In notes with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out.
          L’Allegro. Line 135.
2763
    Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony.
          L’Allegro. Line 143.
2764
    The gay motes that people the sunbeams.
          Il Penseroso. Line 8.
2765
    And looks commercing with the skies,
Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.
          Il Penseroso. Line 39.
2766
    Forget thyself to marble.
          Il Penseroso. Line 42.
2767
    And join with thee calm Peace and Quiet,
Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet.
          Il Penseroso. Line 45.
2768
    And add to these retired Leisure,
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.
          Il Penseroso. Line 49.
2769
    Sweet bird, that shun’st the noise of folly,
Most musical, most melancholy!
          Il Penseroso. Line 61.
 
Note 1.
Wisdom married to immortal verse.—William Wordsworth: The Excursion, book vii. [back]
 

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