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" And ever against eating cares Lap me in soft Lydian airs Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through... "
The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ... - Page 138
1806 - 380 pages
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 255 pages
...bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie...That Orpheus' self may heave his head From golden slumbers on a bed Of heap' dElysian flowers and hear Such strains as would have won the ear Of Pluto,...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...the daily trials and petty annoyances of life, exclaims : " Ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, ' Married to immortal verse ; '...wanton heed, and giddy cunning. The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony." There is an...
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Music and Aesthetics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Peter le Huray, James Day - 1988 - 399 pages
...another. The description is as follows: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs; In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness...wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. Let us parallel...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings. (1. 105-1 14) 24 Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such...With wanton heed and giddy cunning. The melting voice through mazes running. Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; (1. 136-144)...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - 1996 - 284 pages
...poetry with strong (and not very subtle) warnings to regard L'Allegro's desires skeptically: Lap me in soft Lydian Airs, Married to immortal verse. Such...wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus'...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - 2002 - 367 pages
...most sensual encounter in L' Allegro is with poetic song: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse Such as...wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running. (11. 135-142) Here Milton describes a genuine communion, the "meeting" that...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...Shakespeare, fancy's child, Warble his native Wood-notes wild. And ever against eating Cares, 135 Lap me in soft Lydian Airs, Married to immortal verse, Such...a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, 140 With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the...
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Mark Morris

Joan Ross Acocella, Mark Morris - 2004 - 305 pages
...one point L'Allegro sings: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs: Soothe me with immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce...wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice, through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony, The subject here...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - 2004 - 164 pages
...drawing the reader through many lines, till punctuation gives relief, as Milton described in L' Allegro: with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long...wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. (139-44) Milton...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - 2006 - 92 pages
...woodnotes wild. And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, In notes with many a winding bout Of Linked sweetness...With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; That Orpheus'...
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