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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, In her sweetest saddest plight. Smoothing the rugged... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 43
1840
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The Speaker: Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1785 - 405 pages
...Contemplation : And the mute Silence hift along, 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er the accuftom'd oak ; Sweet bird that fhun'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy ! ' Thee,...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - Poetry - 1785 - 620 pages
...Mafk. And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak : 60 Sweet bird, that fhunn'il the noife of folly, Mod mufical, moil melancholy...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790
...Contemplation; And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak; 60 Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, Moil mufical, moft melancholy !...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 1

George Ellis - English poetry - 1790 - 323 pages
...fiery-wheeled throne, The cherub Contemplation; And the mute filence hifl along, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accnftom'd oak; Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folfyy Mof t mufical, mofl melancholy! Thee,...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin, with Translations ...

John Milton - 1791 - 608 pages
...K? F And the mute Silence hift along, ^ 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak : 6a Sweet bird, that ftumn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 456 pages
...part of the folem.i Iccnery of his Penlerolo; when he dtfcnbcs it, In her faddeft fwctteft pTighr, Smoothing the rugged brow of night ; While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accultom'd oak; Sweet bird, that Ihunn'ii the noife of folly, Moll mulic.il, moll melancholy !...
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The english anthology.

1793
...Contemplation; And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o're th' accuftom'd oke ; 60 Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, Moft mufical, moft melancholy...
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The English Anthology ...

Joseph Ritson - English poetry - 1793 - 334 pages
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, 55 'Lefs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o're th' accuftom'd oke ; 60 Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, Moft muficul, moft melancholy...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

English poetry - 1795
...Contemplation ; And the mute Silence hift along, 'Lefs Philomel will deign a foug, In her fweetcfl, faddeft plight, Smoothing the rugged brow of Night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accuftom'd oak; Sweet bird that fhunn'ft the noife of folly, Mod mufical, mod melancholy ! Thee...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...Silence hid along, M_efs Philomel will deign a fong, In her fweeteft faddeft plight, Smoothing i he rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accullom'd oak ; Sweet bird, that ihunn'ft the noife of folly, Moil mufical, moil melancholy !...
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