Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Essay on Milton's English and Versification

Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Essay on Milton's English and Versification

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale Where the love-lom nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song moumeth well: Canst thou not tell me ofa gentle pair That likest thy Narcissus are? 0, if thou have Hid them in some flowery cave, Tell me but where, Sweet Queen of Parley, Daughter of the Sphere! So may'st thou be translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all Heaven's harmonies! ' NOTES TO THE MINOR POEMS. ON THE DEATH or A FAIR INFANT. 1. "O fairest flower," etc. This opening is distinctly imitated from that of a piece in Shakespeare's Passio1ente Pilgrim: --" Sweet rose, fair flower, untimely plucked, soon vaded, Plucked in the bud, and vaded in the spring Bright orient pearl, alack, too timely shaded! Fair creature, killed too soon by death's sharp sting." 8--1o. "grim Aquilo," etc. Aquilo, or Boreas, the North Wind, dwelt in a cave in Thrace, and carried ofl" Oreithyia, the daughter of the Athenian king Erechtheus. 8. "eharieteer." Spelt eharioter in the original, and also in the only other line of Milton's poetry in which the word occurs (Par. Lost, VI. 390). All modern editions spell eharioteer; but perhaps Milton intended the sound to be charzbter. 12. "infzimuu s blot." Todd remarks that the phrase, with the same pronunciation of infdmous, occurs in Spenser (E Q., Ill. vi. 13). I5. "icy-pearled." Warton suggested "iee-ypearled," on the analogy of yc/'uzined (Od. 1Vat. I 5 5) and star-ypointi1z.g (On Sha/es.); but, on the analogy of rosy-busomed (Com. 986) and fiery-w/zeeled (Pens. 53), we may keep icy-pearled. Sylvester calls hail " ice-pearl." 23--27. "For so Apollo," etc....show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851129
  • 9781236851123