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" Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. "
The Works of the English Poets: Milton - Page 31
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The round table [essays] by W. Hazlitt [including A day by the fire, by J.H ...

William Hazlitt - 1869 - 266 pages
...nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course : they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." We can only give another instance ; though we have some difficulty in leaving off. " What a pity,"...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870 - 436 pages
...nearer to the earth 785 Wheels her pale course ; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Thus incorporeal spirits to smallest forms Reduc'd their shapes immense ; and were at large, 790 Though without number still amidst...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Literature - 1909 - 502 pages
...nearer to the Earth Wheels her pale course : they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocond music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Thus incorporeal Spirits to smallest forms Reduced their shapes immense, and were at large, Though without number still, amidst...
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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of ...

Thomas Bulfinch - Chivalry - 1913 - 972 pages
...nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON The Griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an...
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Paradise Lost: Introduction

John Broadbent - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 198 pages
...nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. I 781 In the 1 7th century it was not ridiculous for an educated person to half-believe in fairies...
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Of the Origin and Progress of Language

James Burnett - 498 pages
...or fairy elves, Whofe mid-night revels, by a foreft's fide, Or fountain, fome belated peafant fees, Or dreams he fees, while over-head the moon Sits arbitrefs, and nearer to the earth among our modern authors, and particularly is very much ufed by our writers of comedy. What fimile.is...
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Fairy Tales, legends and romances illustrating Shakespeare and other early ...

442 pages
...neerer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they, on thir mirth and dance Intent, with jocond music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds." l The impression they made upon his imagination in early life appears from his " Vacation exercise,"...
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Classical Epic Tradition

John Kevin Newman - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 576 pages
...neerer to the Earth Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth and dance Intent, with jocond Music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. This "belated peasant," in this passage reminiscent of Apollonius (IV. 1479) and Virgil (Aeneid VI....
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Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World

Stephen Greenblatt - History - 2008 - 225 pages
...nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. (Paradise Lost i.jj-j-88)30 The transformation of the rebel angels is at once unbelievable and true...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - Fiction - 1993 - 390 pages
...nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course; they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. THE GRIFFIN, OR GRYPHON The Griffin is a monster with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an...
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