The Poetical Works Of John Milton (1826)

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Original Various Readings of Lycidas, From Milton's MS. in his own hand. Examined by the editor of these volumes. Ver. 10. Who would not sing for Lycidas, he well knew. Ver. 22. To bid faire peace andc. Ver. 26. Under the ...
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Original Various Readings of Lycidas, From Milton's MS. in his own hand. Examined by the editor of these volumes. Ver. 10. Who would not sing for Lycidas, he well knew. Ver. 22. To bid faire peace andc. Ver. 26. Under the glimmering eye-lids andc. Ver. 30. Oft till the even-store bright Towardsheaven'sdescenthathsloapthisandMrmsA(wheel. Ver. 47. Or frost to flowres that their gay f buttons wear. Here bear had been written, and erased, before wear. Ver. 58. What could the golden-hay r'd Calliope For her inchaunting son, When she beheld (the gods far-sighted bee) His goarie scalpe rowle downe the Thracian lee. Here, after inchaunting son, occurs in the margin Burnish'd is an epithet, in our elder poetry, often applied to the sun's equipage or residence. Thus, in Tlir famous history of Tim. Stukeley, as it hath been acted, -ho. 1605, bl. 1. " the sonne of Phoebus, " Vpon his father's fiery Bcrnish'd carr, " Nere sat so glorious." Todd. f See Beaumont and Fletcher, The Two Noble Kinsmen, A. iii. S. i. " O queen Emilia, And Shakspeare Fresher than May, sweeter Than her gold buttons on the boughs." Hamlet, A. i. S. iii. The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclos'd." And Browne, Brit. Past. B. ii. S. iii. p. 61. edit. 1616. " Flora's choise buttons of a russet dye." T. Warton. Whome universal Nature might lament, And heaven and Hel deplore, When his divine head downe the streame was sent. The line And heaven andc. is erased; divine head is also altered to divine visage, and afterwards to goary visage. Ver. 69. Hid in the tangles andc. Ver. 85. Oh fountain Arethuse, and, thou smooth flood, Soft sliding Mincius. Smooth is then altered tofam'd, and next to honour'd: And sof...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217364485
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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ORIGINAL VARIOUS READINGS OF THE ODE AT A SOLEMN MUSICK. There are three draughts, or copies, of this Song: all in Milton's own hand-writing. There occur some remarkable expressions in these various readings which Doctor Newton and Mr. Warton have not noticed. Todd. Ver. 3. Mixe your choise words, and happiest sounds employ, Dead things with inbreath'd sense able to pierce; And as your equal raptures, temper'd sweet, In high misterious spousall meet; Snatch us from earth awhile, Us of ourselves and native woes beguile: And to our high-rays'd phantasie present That undisturbed song andc.; Here, in the first draught, it is " And whilst your equal raptures:" in the second, whilst is erased, and as written over it. In the second draught also, the next line was In high misterious holie spousall meet; but holie is expunged, and happie supplied in the margin : and, in the last of these original lines, " native woes" was originally " home-bred woes." . Ver. 10. Where the bright Seraphim in tripled row. But, in the first draught, princely row. Ver. 11. In the first draught the line seems to have been written (for the manuscript here is torn and imperfect) Their loud immortal trumpets blow. Next, Loud symphonie of silver trumpets blow. In the second draught he first wrote, High lifted, loud and angel trumpets blow. Which he afterwards altered to the present reading. Ver. 12. And Cherubim, sweet-winged squires, Then called Heaven's henshmen, which means the same; henshman, or henchman, signifying a page of honour. See Minsheu, and also Mids. N. Dr. A. ii. S. 2. " I do but beg a little changeling boy " To be my henchman:" The Queen of Fairies is the speaker. Milton'scurious expressions are in the first draught. Ver. 14. With those just Spi...
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