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" Or fill the fixed mind with all your toys! Dwell in some idle brain, And fancies fond with gaudy shapes possess, As thick and numberless As the gay motes that people the sun-beams, Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus "
The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson - Page 192
by John Milton - 1807
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The Class Book of Poetry

Class-book - Poetry - 1852 - 144 pages
...half-regain'd Eurydice. These delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live. HENCE, vain deluding Joys, The brood of Folly, without father...numberless As the gay motes that people the sunbeams, Or likest hovering dreams, 1 A luxurious people of Asia Minor. 8 The fable about Orpheus is, that he went...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1852
...Mirth, with thee I mean to live. "Hence, vain deluding Joys, The brood of Folly." IL PEISEROSO HENCE, vain deluding joys, The brood of Folly, without father...numberless As the gay motes that people the sun-beams, Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. Bnt, hail ! thou goddess sage and...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...half-regain'd Eurydice. These delights if thou canst give Mirth, with thee I mean to live IL PENSEROSO. HENCE, notes that people the sunbeams ; Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train....
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - English poetry - 1852 - 399 pages
...brood of Folly without rather bred. How little yon bested Or fill the fixed mind with all your toyes ? Dwell in some idle brain. And fancies fond with gaudy...numberless As the gay motes that people the sunbeams. Or likest hovering dreams The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail , thon Goddess , sage and...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...Eurydice. These delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live. MlI.TOX MILTON. HENCE vain deluding joys, The brood of Folly without father...numberless As the gay motes that people the sun-beams, Or likest hovering dreams The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy,...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...delights, if thou canst give, Mirth with thee, I mean to live. // Penseroso HENCE vain deluding joyes, The brood of folly without father bred, How little you bested, Or fill the fixed mind with all your toyes; Dwell in som idle brain, 5 And fancies fond with gaudy shapes possess, As thick and numberless...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...Eurydice. These delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live. IL PENSEROSO (1633) HENCE, vain deluding Joys, The brood of Folly without father...bested, Or fill the fixed mind with all your toys I Dwell in some idle brain, And fancies fond with gaudy shapes possess, As thick and numberless As...
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Scenes from American Life: A Play in Two Acts

Albert Ramsdell Gurney - American drama - 1970 - 65 pages
...her; to GIRL.) She doesn't memorize Milton. - . . GRANDMOTHER. (Reciting as she walks out.) "Hence! Vain deluding joys, The brood of folly, without father...mind with all your toys! Dwell in some idle brain . . ." (She is out by now. BILLY looks at his GIRL and then trots after his GRANDMOTHER.) (The piano...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...of mirth is worthless, and its contrasted pleasures. First, cries " the pensive man :" — " Hence, vain deluding Joys, The brood of Folly, without father...bested, Or fill the fixed mind with all your toys!" But how far this grand puritan poet was from proscribing the true enjoyments of life is shown by the...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 284 pages
...II Penseroso, he too rejects a form of imagination. His banishment of L'Allegrain frivolity ("Hence vain deluding joys, / The brood of folly without father...mind with all your toys; / Dwell in some idle brain" [1-4]) employs all the antipoetic "buzz-words": "toys," "idle brain," "fancies fond," and "vain." Indeed,...
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