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" With wanton heed and giddy cunning ; The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony ; That Orpheus... "
Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in progress to which ... - Page 234
by Robert Deverell - 1813
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Music and Theatre in Handel's World: The Family Papers of James Harris, 1732 ...

Donald Burrows, Rosemary Dunhill, James Harris - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 1212 pages
...Harmony. Chorus Orpheus himself may heave his Head From golden Slumber, on a Bed Of heapt Elysian Flowers, and hear Such Strains, as would have won the Ear Of Pluto, to have quite set free His half-regained Eurydice. Recit: or Song. Beard These delights, if Thou canst give. Mirth, with thee...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...Orpheus's so That Orpheus' self may heave his head From golden slumbers on a bed Of heaped Elysian flowers, and hear Such strains as would have won the ear Of Pluto, to have quite set free His half-regained Eurydice. (11. 145-150) In Il Penseroso Milton asks Melancholy to raise up from the dead...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...pine-tree." Cf. excessive cares and worries." The point is made That Orpheus' self may heave his head M5 From golden slumber on a bed Of heapt Elysian flow'rs,...to have quite set free His half-regain'd Eurydice. 15 These delights if thou canst give, Mirth, with thee I mean to live. (1631?) 145. On their wedding...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...harmony. That Orpheus self may heave his head0 From golden slumber on a bed Of heaped Elysian flowers, and hear Such strains as would have won the ear Of Pluto, to have quite set free0 His half-regained Eurydice.0 150 These delights, if thou canst give. Mirth with thee, I mean...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - Literary Collections - 2005 - 555 pages
...echoes Milton's "soft Lydian airs, / Married to immortal verse," exceeding that of "Orpheus' self" — such "strains as would have won the ear / Of Pluto to have quite set free / His half-regained Eurydice" ("L" Allegro," 136-37, 145-50, The Portable Milton, 65). But both Wordsworth...
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