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" Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild. 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 140 With... "
A Household Book of English Poetry - Page 85
1870 - 438 pages
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...sweetest Shakspeare, Fancy's child, Warble his native wood-notes wild And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse,...notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness lone, drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...against the daily trials and petty annoyances of life, exclaims : — " Ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, ' Married to immortal...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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Music and Aesthetics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Huray Peter Le - Music - 1988 - 399 pages
...cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs; In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out; With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. Let us parallel this with the softness, the winding surface, the unbroken continuance, the easy gradation...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 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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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - Poetry - 1994 - 601 pages
...child, Warble his native wood-notes wild. And ever, against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs,60 Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul...of harmony; That Orpheus'" self may heave his head From golden slumber on a bed Of heaped FJysian flowers, and hear Such strains as would have won the...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 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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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons and Other Concertos, Op. 8

Paul Everett, Everett Paul - Music - 1996 - 104 pages
...redolent of Milton's lines 139^4: In notes with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning The melting voice...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony. Here (as in // penseroso) Milton is praising good music: its 'hidden soul' is released when it is composed...
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout 140 Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed and giddy cunning, The melting voice...all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony; 145 That Orpheus' self may heave his head From golden slumber on a bed Of heaped Elysian flowers, and...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...love. His 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...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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Calling from Diffusion: Hermeneutics of the Promenade

Thomas M. Greene - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 80 pages
...continues: ...immortal verse... .. .with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, I40 With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice...of harmony, That Orpheus' self may heave his head I45 From golden slumber on a bed Of heaped Elysian flowers, and hear Such strains as would have won...
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