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" Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of Silence, through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of Darkness... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Pagina 524
1873
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788
...his hidden residencei How sweetly did they flote upon the wings Of Silence, through the empty vaulted Night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness till it smil'd! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Sirens three, Amidst the flow'ry-kirtled Naiades...
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Comus,: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton - 1799 - 124 pagina’s
...these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night,...fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smil'd! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Sirens three, Amidst the flow'ry-kirtled Naiads,...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...boldness, we are doubtful of her safety. In that exquisite passage — How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the rayen down Of darkness till it smiled, if our rapture would suffer us to be sufficiently composed to...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - 1808 - 89 pagina’s
...these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. 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 smil'd ! I have oft heard My mother, Circe, with the Syrens three,...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1834
...Milton's lines on the sounds of the lady's voice, in Comus :•— ' How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night,...smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smiled.' May not these figures be taken in succession upon the mind's eye, and yet so far linked together, or...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pagina’s
...boldness, we are doubtful of her safety. In that exquisite passage— How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the ravep down Pf darkness till it smiled, if our rapture would suffer us to be sufficiently composed to...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - 1810
...these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. 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 smil'd ! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Syrens three, Amidst...
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Paradise Lost and Regained: With the Latin and Other Poems of John ..., Volume 4

John Milton - 1810
...these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. 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 smil'd ! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Syrens three, Amidst...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. 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 smil'd ! I have oft heard My mother Circe with the Syrens three, Amidst...
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Discoveries in Hieroglyphics and Other Antiquities, Volume 6

Robert Deverell - 1813
...alluring locks — Rise, rise, and heave thy rosy head." as before in the remarkable passage in line 251, At every fall smoothing the raven .down Of darkness till it smiled — So again in Lycidas, a poem of Milton, which, in many parts of it, has a considerable bearing upon...
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