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" Their downy breast; the swan with arched neck, Between her white wings, mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet... "
Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack - Page xxxviii
1817
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 pages
...once, Ere to their wintry slumbers they retire. 5059 Thomson : Seasons. Autumn. Line 836, SWANS. Tke swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet. 5060 Milton : Par. Lost. Bk. vii. Line 438. The stately-sailing swan Gives out his snowy plumage to...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn, Anna Lydia Ward - 1911 - 761 pages
...Ere to their wintry slumbers they retire. 5059 Thomson : Seasons. Autumn. Line 836, SWANS. arche(} neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet. 5060 Milton : Par. Lost. Bk. vii. Line 438. The stately-sailing swan Gives out his snowy plumage to...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1917 - 625 pages
...branch the smaller birds with song Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings, Till even ; nor then the solemn nightingale Ceased warbling, but all...rows Her state with oary feet ; yet oft they quit 440 The dank, and, rising on stiff pennons, tower The mid aerial sky. Others on ground Walked firm...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1892 - 618 pages
...branch the smaller birds with song Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings, Till even ; nor then the solemn nightingale Ceased warbling, but all...rows Her state with oary feet ; yet oft they quit , 440 The dank, and, rising on stiff pennons, tower The mid aerial sky. Others on ground Walked firm...
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The Influence of Milton on English Poetry, Volume 1

Raymond Dexter Havens - 1922 - 722 pages
...PL i. 78. KEATS1 There saw the swan his neck of arched snow, And oar'd himself along with majesty. The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oaryfeet. Far different cares Beckon me sternly from soft "Lydian airs." And Lydian airs. And ever,...
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The Poems of John Milton: English, Latin, Greek & Italian, Volume 2

John Milton - 1925
...Ceas'd warbling, but all night tun'd her soft lays : Others on Silver Lakes and Rivers Bath'd Thir downy Breast; the Swan with Arched neck Between her...oft they quit The Dank, and rising on stiff Pennons, tow'r The mid Aereal Sky: Others on ground Walk'd firm; the crested Cock whose clarion sounds The silent...
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The Influence of Milton on English Poetry

Raymond Dexter Havens - 1922 - 722 pages
...PL i. 78. KEATS1 There saw the swan his neck of arched snow, And oar'd himself along with majesty. The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feel. Far different cares Beckon me sternly from soft "Lydian airs." And Lydian airs. And ever, against...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...with song Solaced the woods, and spread their painted wings, Till even; nor then the solemn nightingal Ceased warbling, but all night tuned her soft lays....dank, and, rising on stiff pennons, tower The mid aerial sky. Others on ground Walked firm — the crested cock, whose clarion sounds The silent hours,...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 53

1903
...attracted the attention of Shakespeare. It is worth noting that while the swan, which With arched neclt, Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet, so often and so exquisitely referred to by Milton, and the ' wakeful nightingale,' an equal favourite...
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Philosophical Magazine

1835
...flexibility, as any one who has seen a swan in the act of swimming will, with Milton, readily admit: " The swan, with arched neck Between her white wings mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet." — Paradise Lost, b. vii. The greatest bulk of the body is around the breast, tapering towards the...
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