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" Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view : Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm ; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable — Hesperian fables true, If true, here only — and of delicious taste. "
The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository - Page 348
1851
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General History of Civilization in Europe: From the Fall of the ..., Volume 2

Guizot (M., François) - 1846
...Thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm ; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind,...level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interpos'd, Or palmy hillock ; or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley, 'spread her store, Flowers...
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volume 2

Walter Savage Landor - 1846 - 676 pages
...them ; they arc too many for me. I would gladly have seen omitted all between v. 160 and 206. Sauthey. Betwixt them lawns or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb. There had not yet been time for flocks, or even 'or one flock. Landor. At two hundred and ninety-seven...
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - 1983 - 187 pages
...Others whose fruit burnisht with Golden Rinde Hung amiable, Hesperian Fables true, If true, here onely, and of delicious taste: Betwixt them Lawns, or level Downs, and Flocks Grasing the tender herb, were interpos'd, Or palmie hilloc, or the flourie lap Of som irriguous Valley...
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The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age

Joseph M. Levine - 1991 - 428 pages
...the Duke of Portland, vol. 6 (London, 1901), p. 41. ^Bentley's text, IV, 250-51 (p. 114), reads thus: Hung amiable, [Hesperian Fables true. If true, here only] and of delicious taste. . . . prime pattern of the captious art, Out tibbalding poor Tibbald, taps his part; Holds high the...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...IV, 1. 183-201) 69 A happy rural seat of various view: Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and A damned defeat was made. ( Gracing the tender herb, were interposed, Or palmy hillock; or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley...
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Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literary Culture, 1649-1689

Steven N. Zwicker - 1996 - 254 pages
...Milton presents the "happy rural seat of various view": Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm, Others whose fruit burnished with golden rind...interposed, Or palmy hillock, or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose: The birds their...
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William Empson: The Critical Achievement

William Empson - 1993 - 319 pages
...thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm. Others whose fruit burnished with golden rind...interposed. Or palmy hillock, or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store. Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose. Empson replied to...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 486 pages
...unpierc'd shade Embrowned the noontide bowers. Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view: Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable - Hesperian fables true, 250 If true, here only - and of delicious taste. Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing...
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - 1997 - 273 pages
...Trees wept odorous Gums and Balm, Others whose fruit burnisht with Golden Rind Hung amiable. . . . Betwixt them Lawns, or level Downs, and Flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interpos'd, Or palmy hillock, or the flow'ry lap Of some irriguous Valley spread her store, Flow'rs...
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Milton's Earthly Paradise: A Historical Study of Eden

Joseph E. Duncan - 1972 - 340 pages
..."Blossoms and Fruits at once of golden hue" (IV, 148), and Others whose fruit burnisht with Golden Rinde Hung amiable, Hesperian Fables true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste. (IV, 249-51) Even though the Hesperian trees become a part of the true paradise, Milton reveals his...
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