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" Those other two equalled with me in fate, So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old; Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling,... "
Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711 - Page 66
by John Milton - 1801
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
...in fate, So were I equall'd with them in renown. Blind Thamyris, and blind Maxmides, And Tiresias, ven sings ; There under ebon shades, and low-brow'd...goddess fair and free, In Heaven yclep'd Euphrosyne, Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
...in fate, So were I equalTd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias, dering go Through dreary wastes, and weep each other's...Where round some mouldering tower pale ivy creeps, Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843
...in fate, So were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias, and Phineus, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts...hid, Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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Oeuvres complètes de M. le vicomte de Chateaubriand: Oeuvres littéraires ...

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1843
...were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Maonides , And Tiresias and Phincus , prophets old : Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...hid , Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return , but not to me returns Day , or the sweet approach of even or morn , Or sight of vernal...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...in fate, So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Meeonides, And Tiresias, and Phineus, prophets old; Then feed on thoughts,...covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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Payne's universum, or pictorial world: engravings of views ..., Volume 3

Albert Henry Payne - 1844
...were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyris and blind Mteonides,* And Tiresias and Phineas, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary...wakeful bird Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid Tnnes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...others." So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides,1 And Tiresias,2 and Phineus, prophets old : Then feed on thoughts...covert hid Tunes her nocturnal note. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal...
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Sharpe's London magazine, a journal of entertainment and ..., Volumes 2-3

Anna Maria Hall
...Milton, in his Address to Light , compares himself to the Nightingale in these words : " Then fced on thoughts that voluntary move Harmonious numbers...Sings darkling, and, in shadiest covert hid, Tunes her noeturnal note.'' Moore, however, has tho following stanza on a comparison betwcen love and the Nightingale's...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 3

1846
...circumstances of blank, rayless desolation poised on his own supreme spirituality have loftily fed " on thoughts that voluntary move Harmonious numbers,...in shadiest covert hid, Tunes her nocturnal note." All minds must be impressed by the strange excelling appositeness of the " similitude" in this case....
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847
...equall'd with me in fate iki were I equall'd with them in renown, Blind Thamyrk, and blind Maeonides; 35 Harmonious numbers ; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling,...the year 40 Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks,...
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