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" MORNING. Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her The flowery May, who from her green lap throws The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May ! that dost inspire Mirth, and youth,... "
The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ... - Page 393
1896 - 1178 pages
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The National Miscellany, Volume 1

Literature - 1853 - 436 pages
...tradition; to which Milton also probably alludes in the following beautiful song on May morning: " Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail bounteous May! that dost inspire Mirth and youth and fond desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 560 pages
...trips along, And never looks behind ; And sings a solitary song, That whistles in the wind. WORDSWORTH. Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth and youth and warm desire ; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 412 pages
...who from her green lap throws The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose. Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Mirth and youth, and warm desire, Woods and...blessing. Thus we salute thee with our early Song, And welcom thee, and wish thee long. 70 Light] Edd. i,2: might MS. I36 On Shakespear. 1630 WHAT needs my...
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All ..., Volume 1

American poetry - 1923 - 748 pages
...yellow Cowslip and the pale Primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth and youth and young desire, Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing, Hill...early Song, And welcome thee, and wish thee long. JOHN MILTON 14 SISTER, A WAKE! SISTER, awake! close not your eyes. The day her light discloses, And...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Literature - 1909 - 502 pages
...Both them I serve, and of their train am I. SONG ON MAY MORNING (1632-33) Now the bright morning-star, Day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the East, and...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May, that dost inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! Woods and groves are of thy dressing; Hill and dale...
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry

George Moore - Poetry - 1973 - 194 pages
...resounding grace to all heaven's harmonies. John Milton ON MAY MORNING NOW the bright morning-Star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the eaSt, and...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May I that doSt inspire Mirth, and youth, and warm desire; Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 304 pages
...simpler to be played on his native reed, and this may refer to the cheerful fragment "On May Morning": Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...lap throws The yellow cowslip and the pale primrose. Or perhaps the reference is to "L'Allegro" and "II Penseroso," which are now thought to have been written...
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Quintet: A Five-play Cycle Drawn from The Children of Pride

Robert Manson Myers - Georgia - 1991 - 262 pages
...see you do not like the month of May, CARRIE: Alas, I do not like the month of May. JOSEPH (readingl: Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, Comes...cowslip and the pale primrose. Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing. Thus we salute...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1172 pages
...ly'st victorious Among thy slain self-kill'd Song on May Morning 119 Hail, bounteous May. that does e air. She tore the azure robe of night. And set the...the battle-shroud, (I. 36—37) 3 * strikes belo (1. 5—10) BoNaP; CH; GN; TrGrPo To Cyrlack Skinner 120 To measure life learn thou betimes, and know...
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Thornes Classic Poetry: A Practical Guide for Key Stage 3

John Foster, Gordon Dennis - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1995 - 136 pages
...arrival, the second part is the song and the third part is like a formal greeting. Song: On May Morning Now the bright morning star, Day's harbinger, Comes...cowslip, and the pale primrose. Hail, bounteous May! that dost inspire 5 Mirth, and youth, and warm desire! Woods and groves are of thy dressing, Hill and dale...
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