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" But hail, thou goddess sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight... "
Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ... - Page 225
by William Hazlitt - 1821 - 356 pages
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The Age of Fable, Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes

Thomas Bulfinch - Animals, Mythical - 1855 - 485 pages
...alludes to this story in his Penseroso, •where he addresses Melancholy as the " goddess, sage and holy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And, therefore, to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue. Black, hut such as in esteem...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 576 pages
...affeetion. John Forfs Lover1s Melaneholy. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest melaneholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view, O'erlaid with blaek, staid wisdom's hue. Mlltm's II Penseroso. These...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - Nature in literature - 1856 - 554 pages
...people the sunbeams, Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou to whom we yield Glories unsought, the fathers of the field ; And these who take from And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem...
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A collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856
...people the sunbeams, Or likest hovering dreams The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy ! Hail divinest Melancholy...visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem...
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The Sketcher

John Eagles - Drawing - 1856 - 397 pages
...uses the pearly atmosphere, but likewise dips her pencil in the clouds, and if there be anything " Whose saintly visage is too bright, To hit the sense of human sight," she therefore glazes them over — " To our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue." Pictor....
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...the sunbeams ; Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail ! thou goddess sage and holy, Hail ! divinest Melancholy...visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem...
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Is There a Text in this Class?: The Authority of Interpretive Communities

Stanley Eugene Fish - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 394 pages
...distinction (or series of distinctions) we are pressured to make. That pressure is felt as soon as we hear, "Hail divinest Melancholy, / Whose Saintly visage is too bright / To hit the sense of human sight" (12—14). These lines turn on a paradox, and it is in the nature of a paradox that a reader who recognizes...
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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

William Bridges Hunter - Poetry - 1986 - 248 pages
...spiritual truth that is too bright for the carnal eye: But hail thou Goddes, sage and holy, Hail divmest Melancholy, Whose Saintly visage is too bright To hit the Sense of human sight; And therfore to our weaker view, Ore laid with black staid Wisdoms hue. (11-16) And to counter the...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...eye. (1. 1—14) FF; HelP; InPS; LiTB; NAEL-1; NAs; PoE; SeCePo; Son // Penseroso 15 But hail thou l face: (1. 82-86) 29 Nor second He, that rode sublime...seraph-wings of Ecstasy 193 194 30 He saw: but blaste And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; (1. 1 1 -16) 16 Come pensive...
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The Mysteries of Paris and London

Richard Maxwell - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 415 pages
...eyes" [The Life and Art of Albrecht Diirer, 163]. Panofsky also cites Milton's // Penseroso: [His] saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue. The background of Melencolia...
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