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As his inferior flame
The new enlighten'd world no more should need;
Than his bright throne, or burning axletree could
The shepherds on the lawn,
Or e'er the point of dawn,
Sat simply chatting in a rustic row;
That the mighty Pan Ch
Was kindly come to live with them below;
Was all that did their silly thoughts so busy keep.
When such music sweet
Their hearts and ears did greet,
As never was by mortal finger strook,
Answering the stringed noises.
Music 18 Comes 22)
As all their souls in blissful rapture took :
The air such pleasure loath to lose,
With thousand echoes still prolongs each heavenly
Nature that heard such sound,
Beneath the hollow round
Pan] Spenser's July. The flockes of mightie Pan.'
Heaven awakend all his age.
To see another sun at midnight Fil
Par II, 2
and he abd: "the cursed cracks word strucks. Art
Of Cynthia's seat, the airy region thrilling,
To think her part was done,
And that her reign had here its last fulfilling;
Could hold all heav'n and earth in happier union.
At last surrounds their sight
A globe of circular light,
"it used only 3 times by Milton; here & in Car. Lost I 254 & II 813
That with long beams the shamefac'd night ar
The helmed Cherubim,
And sworded Seraphim,
Are seen in glittering ranks with wings display'd,
With unexpressive notes to Heaven's new-born
Such music (as 'tis said)
Before was never made,
But when of old the sons of morning sung,
While the Creator great
His constellations set,
And the well-balanc'd world on hinges hung,
And cast the dark foundations deep,
And bid the welt'ring waves their oozy channel
116 unexpressive] This word was, perhaps, coined by Shakespeare. As you like it, act iii. sc. 2,
The fair, the chaste, and unexpressive she !' Warton
Not quite correct
together ball the sons
And let the base of heav'n's deep organ blow; And with your ninefold harmony
Make up full consort to th' angelic symphony.
For if such holy song
Inwrap our fancy long,
Time will run back, and fetch the age of gold, And speckled Vanity
Will sicken soon and die,
And leprous Sin will melt from earthly mould; And Hell itself will pass away,
And leave her dolorous mansions to the peering
125 crystal] 'Heaven's hard crystal.' Marlowe's Hero and Leander, p. 90.
128 silver] Machin's Dumbe Knight, 1608.
'It was as silver as the chime of spheres.'
134 gald] of gold.' Benlowes's Theophila, st. xcv. p. 248. 140 leave] Virg. Æn. viii. 245.
'See listening Time run back to fetch the age
Pallida, dîs invisa; superque immane barathrum
Yea Truth and Justice then
Will down return to men,
Orb'd in a rainbow; and, like glories wearing, Mercy will sit between,
Thron'd in celestial sheen,
With radiant feet the tissued clouds down steer
And heav'n, as at some festival,
[ing: Will open wide the gates of her high palace hall.
But wisest Fate says No,
This must not yet be so,
The babe yet lies in smiling infancy,
Must redeem our loss;
So both himself and us to glorify;
Yet first to those ychain'd in sleep,
The wakeful trump of doom must thunder through
"A live opgreat eneye dejant sublime warten
The enamelled Av.00 of the Rainbow wearing
Kev X X 20
Shall from the surface to the centre shake;
When at the world's last session,
The dreadful Judge in middle air shall spread his
And then at last our bliss
Full and perfect is,
But now begins; for from this happy day
In straiter limits bound,
Not half so far casts his usurped sway,
The oracles are dumb,
No voice or hideous hum
Runs thro' the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine
Can no more divine,
With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell
Inspires the pale-ey'd priest from the prophetic cell.
The lonely mountains o'er,
And the resounding shore,
172 Swinges] See Cowley's Davideis, p. 313
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