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" Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 126
by John Milton - 1832
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, 65 And striftly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done...use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nezra's hair? Fame is the spur that the clear spi'rit doth raise 70 (That last infirmity...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson

John Milton - 1807
...Lesbian shore ? Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse ? Were it...use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles pf Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that. the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...lesbian shore ? Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted, shepherd's trade. And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it...use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade. Or with the tangles of Nezra's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...
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Paradise Lost and Regained: With the Latin and Other Poems of John Milton

John Milton, William Cowper, William Hayley - 1810
...Lesbian shore ? Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted, shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse ? Were it...others use, " To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, N2 I LfCIDAS. IST That not a blast was from his dungeon stray'd ; The air was calm, and on the level...
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Cowper's Milton, in Four Volumes: Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's ...

William Hayley, John Milton, William Cowper - Literary Criticism - 1810
...Lesbian shore ? Alas! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted, shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse ? Were it...others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, N2 Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...the stream was sent, Down' the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore ? Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights, and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to...
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Licida di Giovanni Milton: monodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 55 pages
...Lesbian shore ? Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse ? Were it...use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nesera's hair ? Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise, (That last infirmity...
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Elegant extracts

Elegant extracts - English poetry - 1816 - 1064 pages
...incessant care To tend the homely, slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse J Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shad*, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair ? Fnme is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 3

England - 1818
...his devotion for whom Milton was sup- Sť posed, by Warton, to have alluded in '?* those lines : " Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Nccera's hair." In ATta;ram. " Ilia mihi semper present! dura Neara, Me, quoties absum,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 807 pages
...Lesbian shore ? Alas ! wliat boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted, shepherd's trade, Aikin John" John Aikin( the tangles of Ncnera's liair ? Fame is tin; spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity...
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