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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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Lectures on the Sphere and Duties of Woman: And Other Subjects

George Washington Burnap - Women - 1841 - 272 pages
...lamented. "Thus with the year 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." As the love of nature is universal, so the pictures of it, which...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1842
...: ' Thus, with the year, Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of e'en or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But clouds instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me." It is said, in an article on blindness, in the...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1843 - 807 pages
...were I equall'd with them in renown. Blind Thamyris, and blind Maxmides, And Tiresias, and Phineus, here under ebon shades, and low-brow'd rocks, As ragged...goddess fair and free, In Heaven yclep'd Euphrosyne, cloud instead, and evcr-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and lor the...
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Oeuvres complètes de M. le vicomte de Chateaubriand: Oeuvres littéraires ...

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1843
...were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maonides , And Tiresias and Phincus , prophets old : Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...rose , Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead , and cver-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful nays of men Cut off, and for the...
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Validity in Interpretation

Eric Donald Hirsch - Philosophy - 1967 - 287 pages
...might not have included near the beginning of Book III the famous, beautiful lines on his blindness: 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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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...nocturnal note. Thus with the year 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 Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

William Kerrigan, John Milton - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 344 pages
...ILLUMINATION Thus with the Year 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 Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the...
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Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature

A. Bartlett Giamatti - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 172 pages
...Milton says: Thus with the year 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 Surrounds me . . . So much the rather thou Celestial Light Shine...
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Paradise Lost (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Siebert Ruth - Study Aids - 2015 - 186 pages
...light, but, ironically, he is blind. Dolefully, he grieves his loss of sight as he reflects on nature. Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns...rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead. P. L, III, 40-45 He has been shunned from "the book of knowledge fair." Since the days...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 221 pages
...though "with the year / Seasons return," not to the speaker 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, "a universal blank /Of Nature's works to [him] expunged and razed"?...
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