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" Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas* is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. "
Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ... - Page 248
by John Milton - 1759 - 390 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1826
...forc'd fingers rude Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year. Compels me to disturb your season due: For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer: Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhime. He must not float upon his watery...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - English poetry - 1826 - 807 pages
...constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere liis prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew 10 Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British ..., Volume 4

New elegant extracts - 1827
...with all that were on board, August 10, 163?. Mr. King was a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer: Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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Specimens of the Lyrical, Descriptive, and Narrative Poets of Great Britain ...

John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.) - English poetry - 1828 - 560 pages
...before the mellowing year : Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lord Byron

George Clinton - Poets, English - 1828 - 756 pages
...own,) that event, which, more than any other of a like nature, plunged the whole nation into grief. ' Lycidas is dead ! dead ere his prime. Young Lycidas ! and hath not left bis peer. Who would not ting for Lycidat I He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.' And...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1832
...before the mellowing year. 5 Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young...Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? He knew 10 Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhime. He must not float upon his...
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Tylney Hall, Volume 3

Thomas Hood - English fiction - 1834
...who should say, ' I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark.'" MERCHANT OF VENICE. " Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer, Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 16

1850
...it will not be denied us to utter the expression of our sorrow over his early grave — For Lvcidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. The poems which Mr. Cooke left behind him are not the effusions of a mere versifier. He did not write,...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation ...

John Pierpont - Readers - 1835 - 480 pages
...before the mellowing year. Bitter constraint and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due ; For Lycidas is dead, — dead ere his prime...Lycidas, — and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery...
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Ramble on; or Dialogue the second, between Warner Search, and Peter Peeradeal

sir William Cusack Smith (2nd bart.) - 1835
...in the former dialogue ; and partly because its eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth stanzas appear * For Lycidas is dead; dead ere his prime; Young Lycidas ! and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? — Milton. The author's lamented friend died at twenty-one. The author's own age,...
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