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Fruit of all kinds, in coat

Rough or smooth-rined, or bearded husk, or shell . . .
the grape... many a berry... then strews the ground
With rose and odours from the shrub unfumed....
So to the sylvan lodge

They came, that like Pomona's arbour smiled,
With flowerets deck'd and fragrant smells. . . .
Raised of grassy turf

Their table was, and mossy seats had round. ...

The embossed roof, the silent massy range
Of columns.

And love the high embowed roof,

With antic pillars massy proof.

A power within me of enormous ken,

To see as a god sees.

At once, as far as Angels ken, he views.

Which marries sweet sound with the grace of form.

Lap me in soft Lydian airs

Married to immortal verse.

Mortal, that thou mayst understand aright,

I humanize my sayings to thine ear,
Making comparisons of earthly things.

And what surmounts the reach

Of human sense I shall delineate so,
By likening spiritual to corporal forms,
As may express them best.

When winds are all wist.

The winds, with wonder whist.

As the fabled fair Hesperian tree,

Bearing a fruit more precious!

But Beauty, like the fair Hesperian tree
Laden with blooming gold.

Trees... whose fruit, burnish'd with golden rind,

Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true.

As if Night's chariot-wheels

Were clogg'd in some thick cloud? O, changeful Love,

Let not her steeds with drowsy-footed pace.

Till an unusual stop of sudden silence
Gave respite to the drowsy-flighted steeds
That draw the litter of close-curtain'd Sleep.

Nods, becks, and hints.

Nods and Becks, and wreathed Smiles.

In midmost Ind, beside Hydaspes cool....
To Pigmio, of Imaus sovereign.
As when a vulture on Imaus bred...
Of Ganges or Hydaspes, Indian streams.

Of faeries stooping on their wings sublime.
Or in the air sublime,

Upon the wing or in swift race contend.
He on the wings of Cherub rode sublime.

P. L. v. 341-9, 377-9, 391–2.)

Ib. i. 83-4.

Penseroso, 157-8.

Ib. i. 303-4.

P. L. i. 59.1

Ib. i. 443.

Allegro, 136-7.

Ib. ii. 1-3.

P. L. v. 571-4.

Song of Four Fairies, 98.
Nativity, 64.

Otho the Great, IV. i. 82-3.

Comus, 393-4.

P. L. iv. 248-50.

Ib. ii. 31-3.

Comus, 552-4.

Ib. V. iv. 32.
Allegro, 28.

Cap and Bells, 1, 29.

P. L. iii. 431-6.
Ib. 98.

P. L. ii. 528-9.

P. L. vi. 771.

1 This is not given by Mr. De Sélincourt.

Let the sweet mountain nymph thy favourite be,

With England's happiness proclaim Europa's Liberty. On Peace, 8-9.
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.

Allegro, 36.

DICTION

I admire how crystal-smooth it felt (Endymion, iii. 383); cf. P. L. i. 690, ii. 677,

etc.

To sit upon an Alp (“Happy is England,” 7), upon that alp (End. i. 666); cf. P. L. ii. 620.

Feel amain (End. ii. 12; also gazed amain, drive amain, etc., Lamia, ii. 151, Cap and Bells, xxv. 9, etc.); cf. Lycidas, 111, P. L. ii. 165, 1024, etc.

I see, astonied, that (Hyperion, ii. 165); cf. P. L. ix. 890.

Begirt with ministring looks (End. i. 150); cf. P. L. i. 581, v. 868, P. R. ii. 213. The whole mammoth-brood (of the Titans, Hyp. i. 164); cf. P. L. i. 510-11, 576,

Samson, 1247.

Arcs, and broad-belting colure (Hyp. i. 274); cf. P. L. ix. 66.
Sly compeers (Cap and Bells, x. 7); cf. P. L. i. 127,

iv.

974.

Curtain'd canopies (End. ii. 618), fragrant-curtain'd love ("The day is gone,” 7); cf. Nativity, 230, Comus, 554.

A darkling way (Eve of St. Agnes, xl. 4), darkling I listen (Nightingale, 51); cf. P. L. iii. 39.

Knowledge enormous (Hyp. iii. 113); cf. P. L. v. 297.

My eternal essence ( = myself, Hyp. i. 232), that puny essence ( = Jove, ib. ii. 331); cf. P. L. i. 138, 425, ii. 215, iii. 6, ix. 166, etc.

Faded eyes (Hyp. i. 90); cf. P. L. i. 602.

Trees Fledge the . . . mountains (Ode to Psyche, 54-5), a fledgy sea-bird choir (Staffa, 41), the swan ... on her fledgy breast (Otho, II. ii. 102); cf. P. L. iii. 627, vii. 420.

Eye of gordian snake (End. iii. 494), she [the snake] was a gordian shape (Lamia, i. 47); cf. P. L. iv. 347-8.

I gratulate you (Otho, I. i. 55); cf. Comus, 949, P. R. iv. 438.
Through... griesly gapes (End. ii. 629); cf. P. L. i. 670, ii. 704, etc.

Honied wings (End. ii. 997); cf. Penseroso, 142.

Of bees in each case.

That inlet to severe magnificence (Hyp. i. 211); cf. Comus, 839.
The monstrous sea (=peopled with monsters, End. iii. 69); cf. Lycidas, 158.
Thunder... Rumbles reluctant (Hyp. i. 60–61); cf. P. L. vi. 58, and Keats's note
on it (De Sélincourt's ed., p. 497).

Of sciential brain (Lamia, i. 191); cf. P. L. ix. 837.

Who 'sdains to yield to any (King Stephen, iii. 41), he 'sdeigned the swine-head (Stanzas on Brown, ii. 4); cf. P. L. iv. 50.

The slope side of a suburb hill (Lamia, ii. 26), came slope upon the threshold of the west (Hyp. i. 204); cf. Comus, 98, P. L. iv. 261, 591.

Sovran voices (Hyp. iii. 115), her sovran shrine (Melancholy, iii. 6); cf. P. L. i. 246, 753, etc.

Turn'd, syllabling thus (Lamia, i. 244); cf. Comus, 208.

Herself, high-thoughted (Lamia, ii. 115), turn, sole-thoughted, to one Lady (Eve of St. Agnes, v. 6), one-thoughted . . . love (“I cry your mercy," 3); cf. Comus, 6.

1680

1692

1697-8

APPENDIX B

POEMS IN NON-MILTONIC BLANK VERSE'

1667-1750

ROSCOMMON, Earl of. Horace's Art of Poetry, made English, 1680. FLETCHER, THOMAS. Translations of parts of books ii-iv of the Aeneid (Poems on Several Occasions, 1692, pp. 120-32); Christ born, a pastoral (ib. 133-8).

POPE, WALTER. The wish (1697); Moral and political fables, done into measured prose, etc. (1698).

1701-13 W. WATTS, ISAAC. A sight of Christ (Horae Lyricae, 1706, pp. 65-9); To Robert Atwood (ib. 146-52); To Sarissa (ib., 1709, pp. 174-8); True monarchy (ib. 188-90); True courage (ib. 191-3); Thoughts and meditations in a long sickness (Reliquiae Juveniles, 1734, pp. 172–83). TALBOT, G. On the vision, etc., a dialogue. - Prefixed to Matthew Smith's Vision, 1702.

1702

1702-18

1706

DENNIS, JOHN. The monument, a poem to William III (Select Works, 1718, i. 81-145); Battel of Ramellies (ib. 219-329); On the accession of King George (ib. 330-353); three translations, from the Bible and the Iliad (ib. ii. 468–71).

D'URFEY, THOMAS. Loyalty's glory.-Stories, Moral and Comical, 1706, pp. 217-57.

1706 w. 1715 p. GROVE, HENRY. To Dr. Watts. -Works, 1747, iv. 391-2. 1708-11

17132

1716

1718

1719

1720

ANON. [Short passages in] British Apollo, 1708-11, vol. i, nos. 50, 54, and supernumerary paper no. 7 (two pieces); vol. ii, nos. 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 39, 49, 53, 74, 76, 83, 92, 108, 114, 115, and supernumerary paper no. 8 (two pieces); vol. iii, nos. 5, 13, 15, 18, 30, 55, 61; vol. iv, no. 5. ANON. Joseph's discovery of himself to his brethren, imitated from Grotius. -Tate's Entire Set of the Monitors, 1713, vol. i, no. 8.

ANON. Upon the crucifiction of our blessed Saviour.-Ib., no. 15, with a
supplement in no. 17.

MONCK, MARY. [Translations from Della Casa, Marini, and Tasso.]—
Marinda, 1716, pp. 87, 89, 91, 97–107, 132-3.

HINCHLIFFE, WILLIAM. To Sylvia, an epistle (Poems Amorous, Moral, and
Divine, 1718, pp. 69-71); Upon Newton's Mathematical Principles,
translated from Halley (ib. 171–7).

RICHARDSON, JONATHAN. [A translation from Dante, and a short original piece, in Discourse on the Dignity, etc., of the Science of a Connoisseur.] -Works, new ed., 1792, pp. 184-6, 229.

ANON. On Homer.-Mist's Weekly Journal, no. 105, pp. 625–6 (Dec. 3, 1720).

bef. 1721 W. PRIOR, MATTHEW. A prophecy.-Dialogues of the Dead, etc., ed. A. R. Waller, Camb., 1907, p. 318.

1725? w. 1726

ARMSTRONG, JOHN. Imitations of Shakespeare: [Winter], Progne's dream,
A storm. - Miscellanies, 1770, i. 147-63.

THOMSON, JAMES. [A short translation from Virgil's Georgics.]-Winter,
2d ed., 1726, preface, pp. 17-18.

1 For form and abbreviations, see the last paragraph on page 636 below.

2 An American poem of this date is Richard Steere's Earths Felicities, Heavens Allowances, a Blank Poem (in The Daniel Catcher, Boston, 1713, pp. 55-73).

bef. 1729? CAREY, HENRY. The cypress-grove.-Poems on Several Occasions, 3d ed.,

1729

1729-39

1732 1739

1729, pp. 118–19.

ANON. Timon and Flavia.-Miscellaneous Poems, ed. James Ralph, 1729,

pp. 43-52.

ANON. The courtier.-Ib. 73-9.

ANON. The lunatick.-Ib. 115-25.

ANON. Part of the third chapter of Job paraphras'd.-Ib. 208-11.
ROWE, ELIZABETH. To the unknown God, in Letters Moral and Enter-
taining, 1729 (Works, 1796, i. 94-6); many short unnamed fragments
(ib. 84–5, 93, 101, 104–5, 126, 220, 269, 300-1, ii. 30, 54–5, 110, and, “by
another hand," i. 168, 176-7); parts of Pastor Fido translated (ib. iii.
160-62); Devout soliloquies, in blank verse (ib. 195-245); Paraphrase
on Canticles, in blank verse (ib. 245–59).

ANON. The happy savage.-Gent. Mag., ii. 718.

BROWNE, MOSES. The power and presence of God: a version of Psalm 139.-Poems on Various Subjects, 1739, pp. 447-50.

C. 1740 W. 1849-84 p. GRAY, THOMAS. Dante, canto 33, dell' Inferno.-Works, ed. Gosse, 1884, i. 157–60.

1742

ANON. The muse's complaint to Strephon.-Scots Mag., iv. 166.

WINSTANLEY, JOHN. An address to the sepulchre of Prince George.-
Poems, Dublin, 1742, pp. 69-71.

C. 1742 W. WARTON, JOSEPH. The dying Indian. - Biographical Memoirs, ed. Wooll, 1806, pp. 156-7.

bef. 1745 W. WARTON, THOMAS (the elder). A pastoral on the death of Bion, from Moschus.-Poems, 1748, pp. 197–208.

1746

HILL, AARON. Free thoughts upon faith (Works, 2d ed., 1754, iv. 217–42); Cleon to Lycidas, a time-piece (ib. 285–308). See also examples of various passions (joy, fear, etc.) in his "Essay on the Art of Acting" (ib. 377-84).

1746 w. 1777 p. ANON. (Miss A. CROSFIELD?). A description of the Castle hills, near Northallerton. -Town and Country Mag., ix. 605–6.

1747 1748

1750

ANON. An brutum sit machina?-Dodsley's Museum, 1747, iii. 380–84. WINGFIELD, RICHARD. To peace.-Gratulatio Academiae Cantabrigiensis de Reditu... Georgii II, Camb., 1748, sign. B.

STILLINGFLEET, BENJAMIN. Some thoughts occasioned by the late earthquakes, 1750.

1642 1697

1711 W.

1735 W.

1745

APPENDIX C

LOCO-DESCRIPTIVE POEMS NOT KNOWN

TO BE MILTONIC1

A. HILL-POEMS

DENHAM, JOHN. Coopers hill, 1642.

MANNING, FRANCIS. Greenwich-hill, 1697.

MONCK, MARY. Moccoli (a villa on a hill near Florence]. — Marinda, 1716, pp. 141-56.

HARDINGE, NICHOLAS. [Two poems on Knoll Hills.] -J.Nichols's Illustrations of Literary History, 1817, i. 650-55.

BARFORD, RICHARD. Knowls hill, in Essex, 1745. Not seen.

1746 w. 1777 p. ANON. (Miss A. CROSFIELD?) A description of the Castle hills, near Northallerton. -Town and Country Mag., ix. 605-6. (Blank verse.)

1747

1754

1755

1759

1769

RICH, E. P. Stinchcomb-hill, or the prospect, 1747.

BOWDEN, SAMUEL. A description of Chedder-cliffs and Mendip-hills.
Poems, Bath, 1754, pp. 54-60.

DUCK, STEPHEN. Caesar's camp, or St. George's hill, 1755.

FORTESCUE, JAMES. Castle hill [two poems].-In Dissertations, Essays, etc., 1759. Not seen.

LYTTELTON, GEORGE, Lord. Mount Edgecumbe.-Poetical Works, 1801, pp. 118-19. (Octosyllabics.)

c. 1770 w. 1777 p. ROSCOE, WILLIAM. Mount Pleasant. - Poetical Works, 1857, pp.

1774

17772

1781

1784

1785

1788

1789

I-17.

ANON. St. Thomas's mount, written by a gentleman in India, 2 cantos, 1774.-See Mo. Rev., i. 311-12.

MERCER, THOMAS. Arthur's seat.- Poems, Edin., 1774, pp. 1-41. (Octosyllabics.)

PYE, H. J. Faringdon hill, 2 books, Oxford, 1774.

ANON. The prospect from Malvern-hill, 1777.-See Crit. Rev., xliv. 475-7.
BEAVAN, EDWARD. Box-hill, 1777.-See ib., xliii. 158; no extract.
CRAWFORD, CHARLES. Richmond-hill.-Poems on Various Subjects, 3d
ed., 1810, pp. 1-29.

HURN, W. Heath-hill, 1777.-See Crit. Rev., xliii. 233; no extract.
JORDAN, JOHN. Welcombe hills, 1777. Not seen.

P., T. (THOMAS PYE?). Witenham-hill, 1777?-Gent. Mag., xlviii. 129.
MICKLE, W. J. Almada hill, an epistle from Lisbon, Oxford, 1781.

N., T. One tree hill [Greenwich].-Univ. Mag., lxxiv. 266–7. (Octo-
syllabics.)

HOBHOUSE, THOMAS. Kingsweston hill, 1785.

YEARSLEY, ANN. Clifton hill.-Poems, 1785, pp. 107-27.

COTTER, G. S. Prospects, a descriptive poem, 4 books. -In Poems, Cork, 1788. Not seen.

RUSHER, PHILIP. Crouch-hill, Banbury, 1789. Not seen.

1 Unless otherwise designated, the poems are in heroic couplets. "No extract" means that no part of the poem appears in the review cited. A few unimportant loco-descriptive poems that show the influence of Milton but are not mentioned in Chapter XII above are listed in Bibliography I, under the years 1765, 1767, 1785, 1828, 1828 w., 1832, 1846, and Bibliography II, 1750, 1760, 1802.

1777. Astle, Daniel. A prospect from Barrow-hill, in Staffordshire, Birmingham, 1777. - See Mo. Rev., lviii. 308-9. (Prose.)

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