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Comus - Continued.
His rod reversed,
But now my task is smoothly done,
He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
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.
So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed,
Line 159. And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim, religious light.
Line 79. Where perhaps some beauty lies, The Cynosure of neighboring eyes.
Towered cities please us then,
L' Allegro - Continued.
Line 144. The hidden soul of harmony.
As ever in my great task-master's eye.
That old man eloquent.
xi. That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war.
xix. They also serve who only stand and wait.
Sonnets - Continued.
Yet I argue not
Of which all Europe rings from side to side.
xxiii. But O, as to embrace me she inclined, I waked; she fled; and day brought back my night.
The Reason of Church Government urged against
Prelaty. Book 2. A poet soaring in the high reason of his fancy, with his garland and singing robes about him.
By labor and intent study (which I take to be my portion in this life) joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die.
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
Apology for Smectymnuss. He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a