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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Arcades

John Milton (1608–1674)
 
.. SUCH 1 sweet compulsion doth in musick lie,
To lull the daughters of Necessity,
And keep unsteddy Nature to her law,
And the low world in measur’d motion draw,
After the heavenly tune, which none can hear        5
Of human mould with grosse unpurged ear …
 
Note 1. Milton. Arcades, line 68. [back]
 
 
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