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" 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 the accustomed oak; Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! "
On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With Occasional ... - Page 265
by Charles Bucke - 1823
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Miltons Allegro [und] Penseroso

John Milton - 1782 - 31 pages
...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 noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee chauntreß of the woods among I woo to hear thy even-song; And missing thee, I walk unseen 65 On the...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788
...the rugged brow of Night, WhileCynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' aecustom'd oak ; 60 Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy ! Thee chauntress oft the woods among I woo to hear thy even-song; And missing thee, I walk unseen 65 On the...
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Comus,: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton - 1799 - 124 pages
...Smoothing the rugged brow of Night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accustom'd oak; Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee chauntress of the woods among I woo to hear thy even-song; And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

E. Tomkins - 1804 - 256 pages
...rugged hrow of Night: While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accustom'd oak ; Sweet hird, that shunn'st the noise of folly. Most musical, most...chantress, oft the woods among, I woo to hear thy even-song; And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven green, To hehold the wand'ring...
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The beauties of English poetry, selected from the most esteemed ..., Volume 1

John Wolcot - 1804
...Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While CYNTHIA checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accustom'd oak ; Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy; Thee, chauntress, oft, the woods among,. I woo to hear thy even-song ; And, missing thee, I walk unseen On...
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The Beauties of English Poetry, Volume 1

Peter Pindar - 1804
...Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While CYNTHIA checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' accustom'd oak ; Sweet bird, that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy; Thee, chauntress, oft, the woods among, I woo to hear thy even-song ; And, missing thee, I walk unseen...
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 376 pages
...the rugged brow of Night , While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke , Gently o'er the accustom'd oak : Sweet bird , that shunn'st the noise of Folly , Most musical , most melancholy I Thee , chauntress , oft the wowls among , I woo to hear thy evening song: And , missing thee , I...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 380 pages
...Smoothing the rugged brow of night, "While Cynthia checks her dragon-yoke, Gently o'er lh' accustom'd oak ; Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy ! Thee, chaunlress, oil the woods among, J wco to hear thy ev'ning song : And missing thee, I walk unsten On...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - 1809
...Smoothing the rugged brow of night. While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th1 accustom'd oak ; Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy! Thee, chantress of the woods among, I woo to hear thy evening song ; And, missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven...
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Specimens of the British Poets ...

British poets - 1809
...Smoothing the rugged brow of night, While Cynthia checks her dragon yoke, Gently o'er th' acoustom'd oak ; Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly, Most musical, most melancholy I Thee, chantress of the woods among, I woo to hear thy evening song ; And, missing thee, I walk unseen...
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