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" But first, and chiefest, with thee bring, Him that yon soars on golden wing, Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the mute Silence hist along, 'Less Philomel will deign a song... "
The New Monthly Magazine - Page 153
1860
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 284 pages
...that yon soars on golden wing Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the jute Silence hist along 'less Philomel will deign a song....saddest plight. Smoothing the rugged brow of night (11. 51-57) Significantly, '"less" — meaning "unless" — implies a preference for the latter option,...
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Music and Theatre in Handel's World: The Family Papers of James Harris, 1732 ...

Donald Burrows, Rosemary Dunhill, James Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 1212 pages
...fast. Recit: Francesc: Joyn with Thee calm Peace, & Quiet. Spare Fast, that oft with Gods doth diet. And the mute Silence hist along, 'Less Philomel will deign a Song, In her Sweetest saddest plight, Soothing the rugged brow of Night. Song: Francesc: Sweet Bird, that shuns't the noise of Folly Most...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...wing, Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the mute Silence hist along, 55 'Less Philomel will deign a Song, In her sweetest,...saddest plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her Dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accustom'd Oak; 60 Sweet Bird that shunn'st the...
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L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas: Easyread Comfort Edition

John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 68 pages
...bring Him that yon soars on golden wing, Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne, The Cherub Contemplation; And the mute Silence hist along, 'Less Philomel will...saddest plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke Gently o'er the accustomed oak. Sweet bird, that shunn'st the...
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