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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 link-ed sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through... "
Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ... - Page 199
by Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 pages
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The Gem book of poesie, by the author of 'The ancient poets and poetry of ...

Gem book - 1846 - 160 pages
...ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lyilian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the melting 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 mazes running, Untwisting all the chains...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...different object, as a resource against the daily trials and petty annoyances of life, exclaims : " Ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs,...a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out ; With wanton heed, and giddy cunning. The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the...
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Is There a Text in This Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities

Stanley Fish - 1980 - 394 pages
...once is a consequence even threatened, when the Lydian airs are said to "pierce" the meeting soul "Lap me in soft Lydian Airs / Married to immortal verse, / Such as the meeting soul may pierce" (136138); but the first two words of the following line, "In notes," blunt the potential thrust...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...strength; And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings. (1. 105-1 14) 24 With wanton heed and giddy cunning. The melting voice through mazes running. Untwisting all the chains...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - 1996 - 284 pages
...visionary 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....a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running; Untwisting all the chains...
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - 1999 - 456 pages
...Warble his native wood-notes wild;0 l 35 And ever against eating cares.0 Iap me in soft Lydian airs.0 Married to immortal verse. Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout l40 Of linked sweemess long drawn out. With wanton heed and giddy cunning. The mehing voice through...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - 2002 - 367 pages
...substituting poetry for heterosexual love. His most sensual encounter in L' Allegro is with poetic song: And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian...a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running. (11. 135-142) Here Milton...
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Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2002 - 264 pages
...Siren': CN\u. 3404). i. 1804. [I]n : 1804. in MS. 2. 'meeting soul' is from Milton's 'L' Allegro': 'And ever against eating cares, | Lap me in soft Lydian...| Such as the meeting soul may pierce | In notes' (ll. 135-9); and in Collins's 'Ode to Simplicity' (l. 48). WW also uses it, in 1820 (WPWu\. 164). For...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - 2003 - 1059 pages
...sweetest 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,...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...winding bout Of linked sweetness, long drawn out: With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice, through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains...
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