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COMUS.

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Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot,
Which men call earth.

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A thousand fantasies
Begin to throng into my memory,
Of calling shapes and beckoning shadows dire,
And airy tongues, that syllable men's names
On sands, and shores, and desert wildernesses.

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Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

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mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine, enchanting ravishment?

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How sweetly did they float upon the wings
Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night,
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smiled.

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Who, as they sung, would take the prisoned soul
And lap it in Elysium.

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Virtue could see to do what virtue would

Comus - Continued.
By her own radiant light, though sun and moon
Were in the flat sea sunk.

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He that has light within his own clear breast
May sit i th' centre and enjoy bright day;
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts
Benighted walks under the mid-day sun.

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So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That when a soul is found sincerely so,
A thousand liveried angels lackey her.

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How charming is divine philosophy!
Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose ;
But musical as is Apollo's lute,8
And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets,
Where no crude surfeit reigns.

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I was all ear,
And took in strains that might create a soul
Under the ribs of Death.

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What need a vermeil-tinctured lip for that,
Love darting eyes, or tresses like the morn ?

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Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric,
That hath so well been taught her dazzling fence.

Comus - Continued.

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His rod reversed,
And backward mutters of dissevering power.

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But now my task is smoothly done,
I can fly, or I can run.

LYCIDAS.

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He knew
Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.

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Without the meed of some melodious tear.

Line 70. Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.

Line 101. Built in the eclipse and rigged with curses dark.

Line 109. The pilot of the Galilean lake.

Lycidas - Continued.

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So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed,
And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.

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To-morrow to fresh woods and pastures new.

IL PENSEROSO.

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The gay motes that people the sun-beams.

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And looks commercing with the skies,
Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.

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Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly,
Most musical, most melancholy!

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Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing
Such notes, as, warbled to the string,
Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek.

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Where more is meant than meets the ear.

Line 159. And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim, religious light.

L' ALLEGRO.

Line 25. Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful Jollity, Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles, Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles.

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Sport that wrinkled Care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.
Come, and trip it as you go,
On the light, fantastic toe.

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And every shepherd tells his tale
Under the hawthorn in the dale.

Line 79, Where perhaps some beauty lies, The Cynosure of neighboring eyes.

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Herbs, and other country messes,
Which the neat-handed Phyllis dresses.

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Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men.

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Ladies, whose bright eyes

Rain influence.

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