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" Tunes her nocturnal note : thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine ; But cloud instead, and ever-during... "
Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to which is ... - Page 74
by John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
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Paradise Lost (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Siebert Ruth - Study Aids - 2015 - 186 pages
...nature. Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead. P. L, III, 40-45 He has been shunned from "the book of knowledge fair." Since the days of Aristotle,...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 221 pages
...possibility that the apostrophes are vain, that though "with the year / Seasons return," not to the speaker returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark, "a universal blank /Of Nature's works to [him] expunged and razed"? Only Autumn responds and appears...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker, Parker Blanford, Professor of Literary History Faculty of English Howard Erskine-Hill - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...outward sight. The passage in Milton incorporates the common motifs of Davidic naturalism, "But not to me returns / Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,...face divine; / But cloud instead and ever-during dark / Surrounds me."33 In Prior's passage we also have the returning cloud, the darkening of nature, but...
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A Brefe Dialoge Bitwene a Christen Father and His Stobborne Sonne: The First ...

Wolfgang Capito, William Roy - Humor - 1999 - 305 pages
...understand without his assistance. And surely the agony associated with his own blindness - 'but not to me returns/ Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,/...divine;/ But cloud instead, and ever-during dark/ Surround me' (m 41-6) - must have held some consolation for him - indeed may have been seen as providential,...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 280 pages
...insight. Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book...
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Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach

Michael McKeon - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 947 pages
...blindness: Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or rhe sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose....face divine; But cloud instead and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and, for the book of knowledge fair, Presented...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...lyric: . . . Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the Sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - Literary Collections - 2004 - 136 pages
...which concludes his invocation to Light in Book 3: Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn....face divine: But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me. from the cheerful ways of men Cutoff, and for the Book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...note. Thus with the year 40 Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,...face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with...
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