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" How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. "
Comus, a Mask - Page iii
by John Milton - 1797 - 66 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...that it lov'd, And link'd itself by carnal sensuality To a degenerate and degraded state. 475 Y. Buo. How charming is divine philosophy ! Not harsh, and...as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's Urn-, And a perpetual feast of nectar' d sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. , "— • K. BRO....
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British Theatre, Volume 11

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...lose " Tlie divine property of her first being. " Such are those thick and gloomy shadows damp " OiV seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres, " Ling'ring...musical as is Apollo's lute, " And a perpetual feast of neclar'd sweets, " Where no crude surfeit reigns." E. Bro. List, list ! I hear Some far-off halloo...
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The Correspondence of Theodosius and Constantia: Before and ..., Volumes 1-2

John Langhorne - English fiction - 1802
...would gladly be of opinion with the Englifh poet, where lie fays, How charming is divine philowphy ! Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's. Iul4 ! ... I would willingly perfuade myfelf that the beft poets are capable of inftructing us in every...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804
...apply to the preceptor of Alexander, what Milton has laid of the doctrines of his tutor, Plato— " How charming is divine philosophy ! Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose; But a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns." COMBS. A World of Wit, containing...
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Observations on the Fairy queen of Spenser, Volume 1

Thomas Warton - 1807
...ipse choreis, Immortale melos, ct inenarrabile carmen. In Comus. How charming is divine philosophy t Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute. So in Paradise Regained, Hard are the ways of truth, and rough to walk, Smooth on the tongue discours'd,...
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Observations on the Fairy Queen of Spenser, Volume 1

Thomas Warton - 1807
...choreis, Immortale melos, et inenarrabile carmen. In Comus. How charming is divine philosophy ! Not har»h and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute. So in Paradise Regained, Hard are the ways of truth, and rough to walk, Smooth on the tongue discours'd,...
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The British Cicero: Or, A Selection of the Most Admired Speeches ..., Volume 1

Oratory - 1808
...you have not : so here I left it." CHAP. in. 1 OF LOGIC. % •* How charming is divine philosophy 1 " Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, " But musical as is A»OLLO'S lute." MILTOIJ. \_ HERE is not any part of learning so little understood, and of course so...
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The Eloquence of the British Senate: Being a Selection of the Best ..., Volume 2

William Hazlitt - Great Britain - 1809
...real, because it was not the only faculty he possessed. He justified the description of the poet, " How charming is divine philosophy ! " Not harsh and...dull fools suppose, " But musical as is Apollo's lute !" Those who object to thig union of grace and beauty with reason, ire in fact weak-sighted people,...
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A Satirical View of London

John Corry - London (England) - 1809 - 216 pages
...pitfalls of error and despair. 144 FEMALE PHILOSOPHERS. Han charming is divine philosophy ! Not sour and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute. -, MIMO-S, *' There is nothing new under the sun," was the observation of a Jewish sage; but bad he...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...that it lov'd, And link'd itself by carnal sensuality To a degenerate and degraded state. Sec. Br. How charming is divine philosophy ! Not harsh, and...Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, \Vhere no crude surfeit reigns. Ei. Br. List, list; I hear Some far off halloo break the silent r.ir....
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