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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 Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 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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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - Classical poetry - 1862 - 203 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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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...care, which ves a peculiar propriety to several passages in t Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peei : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 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 : 5 Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. Me must not...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...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 10 Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 132

1864
...her name — Her name and dust are all that now remain ! CYRUS REDDING. THE EARLY DOOM. A TBUE STORF. Dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. IT has frequently occurred to me that if one who had passed through many changing scenes, and been...
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The Georgics of Virgil: A Critical Survey

L. P. Wilkinson - History - 1969 - 363 pages
...Sometimes the narrator repeats the name itself, as Hylas' at Ecl. 6. 43-4 and Eurydice's at 525-7. Cf. For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer. pardon'. But all along we have been looking through Virgil's eyes ; and Otis is right in seeing here...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...immortal things may be revealed. But we cannot see this promise now, so deep is the speaker's sorrow: 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 flote upon his watry...
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George Steiner: A Reader

George Steiner - History - 1987 - 447 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. Laurel, myrtle and ivy have their...
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James: The Man and His Message

James B. Adamson - Religion - 1989 - 553 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 built the lofty rime. He must not float upon his watery...
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