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(But cf. Pope's Windsor Forest, 144, "The yellow carp, in scales be-
New Year 1788, 1 (of a castle).
The Hamlet, 45 (original reading).
Massy proof. Vale-Royal Abbey, 64 (of a column); New Year 1786, 60 (of a bastion);
With antic pillars massy proof.
(Warton also has "massy piles," Triumph of Isis, 151; "massy state,"
High over-arch'd embower.
P. L. i. 303-4; cf. ix. 1038, Comus, 62. (Warton also has "in embow'ring woods" and "cave embower'd with mournful yew," Pleasures of Melancholy, 175, 281; “embowering elms," Inscription in a Hermitage, 4; "the hanging oak... Waves his imbowering head," Horace, III. xiii. 18-20; "the curling woodbine's shade imbow'rs," The Hamlet, 44; "with myrtle bower'd and jessamine" and "from bowering beech,” Approach of Summer, 52, 169.)
The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn. Nativity, 178–88.
The violet's unprinted head.
Thus I set my printless feet
O'er the cowslip's velvet head.
Fair forms, in every wondrous wood,
Or lightly tripp'd, or solemn stood.
Under the trees now tripp'd, now solemn stood,
While gleaming o'er the crisped bowers.
The pine cerulean, never sere.
A thousand tumbling rills inlay
That tumble down the snowy hills.
Amidst his circling spires, that on the grass
Dim-figur'd on whose robe are shown.
Thee April blithe, as long of yore.
P. R. ii. 354-5.
First of April, 66.
P. L. ix. 502-3.
Approach of Summer, 17.
Till fancy had her fill.
(Of an evening reverie in the woods in each case.)
But when the Sun, at noon-tide hour,
To the tann'd haycock in the mead.
To the tann'd haycock in the mead.
From bowering beech the mower blithe
With new-born vigour grasps the scythe.
And the mower whets his sithe.
But ever against restless heat.
And ever, against eating cares.
Hangs nodding from the low-brow'd rock.
P. L. iv. 29-30.
(But cf. Pope's Eloisa to Abelard, 244, "Low-browed rocks hang nodding
On that hoar hill's aerial height.
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
With thee conversing, all the day.
I meditate my lightsome lay.
And strictly meditate the thankless Muse.
In valleys, where mild whispers use.
Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use.
For ever held in holy trance.
There held in holy passion still.
Thy brazen drums hoarse discord bray.
Arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord.
And, rolling in terrific state,
On giant-wheels harsh thunders grate.
Never yet in rime enroll'd,
Nor sung nor harp'd in hall or bower.
A minstrel, sprung of Cornish line,
The stoled fathers met the bier.
The sable-stoled sorcerers bear his worshipp'd ark.
He scorns awhile his bold emprise.
I love thy courage yet, and bold emprise.
(But cf. Faerie Queene, II. iii. 35, “Renowmd
In vain to build the lofty rhyme.
Here held his pomp, and trail'd the pall
That, fraught with drops of precious cure.
He rolls his eyes, that witness huge dismay.
That witness'd huge affliction and dismay.
Smit with the love of the laconic boot.
Where no crude surfeit, or intemperate joys
Of lawless Bacchus reign.
Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Of monumental oak.
Of pine, or monumental oak.
New Year 1788, 39-44.
King's Birthday 1790, 21.
P. L. i. 56-7.
Oxford Ale, 9-10.
Quips and cranks, and wanton wiles,
That love to live within the one-curl'd Scratch,
With fun, and all the family of smiles.
Quips, and Cranks, and wanton Wiles,
Grizzle Wig, 18–20.
Adamantine (Marriage of King, 22, Ode for Music, 36, New Year 1786, 37); cf. P. L.
In mantle dank (Complaint of Cherwell, 42); cf. Comus, 891, P. L. ix. 179, etc.
Flaunting ivy (Pleasures of Melancholy, 36); cf. Comus, 545.
Ivy's gadding spray (Inscription in a Hermitage, 24); cf. Lycidas, 40.
Listed plain (Newmarket, 70); cf. Samson, 1087.
Morning's twilight-tinctur'd beam (The Hamlet, 5); cf. P. L. v. 285.
Shapes... trick'd by Fancy's pen (Vale-Royal Abbey, 82); cf. Penseroso, 123,
Vi'let-woven couch (Pleasures of Melancholy, 189); cf. Comus, 233, Nativity, 187.