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" Return Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams; return Sicilian Muse, And call the Vales, and bid them hither cast Their Bells, and Flowerets of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use, Of shades and wanton winds,... "
The Genius and Character of Burns - Page 131
by John Wilson - 1845 - 222 pages
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...streams; Return Sicilian Muse, And call the Vales, and bid them hither case Their Bells and Flowrets of a thousand hues. Ye valleys low where the mild...wanton winds and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart Star sparely looks, Thrown hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes, That on the green turf suck...
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Close Reading: The Reader

Frank Lentricchia, Andrew DuBois - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 391 pages
...reassertion is, in every sense, reactionary: Return Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams; Return Sicilian Muse, And call the Vales, and bid them hither cast Their Bells and Flowrets of a thousand hues. (Lycidas, 132-135) Once again the return of the speaker is marked by a...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...smite once, and smite no more.0 Return Alpheus, the dread voice is past,0 That shrunk thy streams; return Sicilian muse, And call the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells, and flowrets of a thousand hues.0 Ye valleys low where the mild whispers use,0 Of shades and wanton winds,...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 92 pages
...to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus; the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams; return Sicilian Muse, And call the vales, and bid...use Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks, Throw hither all your quaint enamelled eyes, That on the green turf suck the honeyed showers, And purple...
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