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" Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me... "
Paradiso perduto di Milton - Page 132
by John Milton - 1852
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 4

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1860
...genius by whose example he tells us he took courage, — " Seasons returned; but not for him returned Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine." But he went from his darkened chamber and his couch of pain to his noble work, as a strong man rejoicing...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker, Parker Blanford, Professor of Literary History Faculty of English Howard Erskine-Hill - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...the common motifs of Davidic naturalism, "But not to me returns / Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn, / Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose / Or flocks or herds or human face divine; / But cloud instead and ever-during dark / Surrounds me."33 In Prior's passage we also have the returning...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 280 pages
...book 1n of Paradise Last does not permit the easy consolation that sight is well lost for insight. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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A Brefe Dialoge Bitwene a Christen Father and His Stobborne Sonne: The First ...

Wolfgang Capito, William Roy - Humor - 1999 - 305 pages
...agony associated with his own blindness - 'but not to me returns/ Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,/ Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, /Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine;/ But cloud instead, and ever-during dark/ Surround me' (m 41-6) - must have held some consolation for him...
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Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach

Michael McKeon - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 947 pages
...beautiful lines on his blindness: Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or rhe sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...rose. Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and, for the...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...identical to the speaker's expression of lost sight, in the sonnet to Skinner on his blindness: not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn,...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me. (LM 3.4M6) These last lines are reminiscent of the...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...individual preference and circumstance Snell described in his account of the origins of Greek lyric: . . . Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...in shadiest covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn,...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...shadiest covert hid0 Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn,...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...Note. Thus with the Year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or Summer's Rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark 45 Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for...
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