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Ib. V. 497
Some close design, or turn of womankind.
Odyssey, V. 224. To work in close design, by fraud of guile.
P. L. i. 646.
Ib. v. 454-5 Join Thy pleaded reason.
Ib. vii. 307-8.
P. L. viii. 509-10.
P. L. xi. 779.
P. R. i. 354.
Ib. V. 597
P. L. viii. 254.
Ib. v. 606.
Comus, 349. The cool translucent springs.
Ib. vii. 231, X. 434.
Ib. xvii. 105.
On his Grotto, I.
Comus, 861. Ever-during shade.
Odyssey, vii. 306. Ever-during dark.
P. L. iii. 45; cf. vii. 206. (Of eyesight in each case.)
Ib. vii. 372.
Ib. ix. 32.
P. L. iv. 311.
Ib. ix. 219.
Comus, 62. Dusk with horrid shades.
P. R. i. 296. Our groans the rocks remurmur'd to the main.
Ib. х. бо. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills.
Piemont sonnet, 8-9.
Ib. X. 206.
P. L. 1. 209.
Ib. X. 210–11, xiv. 510-11. (The moon) Shadowy sets off the face of things.
P. L. v. 43; cf. vii. 636. No more was seen the human form divine.
Ib. X. 278. Not to me returns ... or human face divine.
P. L. iii. 41-4. This said, and scornful turning from the shore My haughty step, I stalk'd the valley o'er.
Ib. x. 325-6. So spoke the wretch; but shunning farther fray,
Ib. xvii. 304-5. Turn'd his proud step, and left them. So saying, his proud step he scornful turn'd.
P. L. io. 536. On his bloomy face Youth smil'd celestial, with each op'ning grace.
Ib. X. 331–2.
In his face Youth smiled celestial, and to every
limb Suitable grace diffused.
P. L. iii. 637-9. There seek the Theban Bard, depriv'd of sight; Within, irradiate with prophetic light.
Ib. x. 582-3. So much the rather thor, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate. (Of the blind Milton.)
P. L. iii. 51-3.
Ib. xiii. 395.
Ib. xv. 507-8.
Ib. XV. 444.
Behold the gloomy grot! whose cool recess.
Tilting on the tides
Under a green mantling vine,
The resounding shore,
Ib. xxiv. 67-8.
All involved in smoke.
P. L. i. 236-7.
Spring, 229. The nodding horror of whose shady brows.
(Of woods in each case.)
P. L. v. 1-4.
1 Most of these parallels were collected before Mr. G. C. Macaulay's life of Thomson appeared, and a number of them are not in his list (pp. 141-5). I am indebted to him, however, for six of those given above; and I think, as he does, that "the winter evening's occupations (Winter, 424-655) are partly suggested by Milton, those of the student, who holds high converse with the mighty dead' by Il Penscroso, and those of the village and the city by L'Allegro" (p. 144), but it is hardly practicable to quote two hundred lines to prove it. I have taken nothing from Mr. J. E. Wells's article in Modern Language Notes, xxiv. 60-61, though perhaps I should have included "where cowslips bang The dewy head” (Spring, 448-9; cf. Lycidas, 147).
The winding vale its lavish stores, Irriguous, spreads. Ib. 494-5.
P. L. iv. 255. Some irriguous valley spread her store.
The stately-sailing swan
The swan, with arched neck
P. L. vii. 438-40.
With woods o’erhung, and shagged with mossy rocks. Spring, 910.
Scenes, Of horrid prospect, shag the trackless plain.
Winter, 280-81. By grots and caderns shagg’d with horrid shades.
And villages embosomed soft in trees.
The rosy-bosomed Spring.
Prime cheerer, Light!
P. L. iii. 1-6.
While, round thy beaming car,
Ib. 120-22. (The moon) Leads on the gentle hours.
Liberty, v. 684.
P. L. iv. 266-8.
P. L. ii. 439.
The unfruitful rock itself, impregned by thee.
Half in a blush of clustering roses lost.
P. L. ix. 426.
On the mingling boughs they sit embowered.
P. L. i. 303-4.
P. L. iv. 680-87.
Where the bee ... loads his little thigh.
Or lead me through the maze,
U pon the Circumcision, 5. The sober-suited songstress.
Ib. 746. Civil-suited Morn.
Penseroso, 122. Cool to the middle air.
Ib. 768. Her wonted station in the middle air.
Ib. 1649. As up the middle sky unseen they stole.
Autumn, 709. Ruled the middle air.
P. L. i. 516. Up to the middle region of thick air.
P. R. ii. 117. Thro' gorgeous Ind.
Summer, 825. Bring home of either Ind the gorgeous stores.
Castle of Indolence, II. xx. 6. The gorgeous east.
Liberty, v. 27.
P. L. ii. 2-3.
P. L. ii. 1038.
P.L. vi.478-80,512; cf. iv. 810-18. With touch ethereal of Heaven's fiery rod.
Samson, 549. To close the face of things.
Ib. 1654. Involve the face of things.
Winter, 57. Shadowy sets off the face of things.
P. L. v. 43; cf. vii. 636, xi. 712. Till by degrees the finished fabric rose. Autumn, 83; cf. Liberty, iv. 1179, v. 376. To it adjoined a rising fabric stands.
Lines on Marlefield, 15. A fabric huge Rose like an exhalation.
P. L. 1. 710-11. (Of a building in each case.) Frequent and full.
P. L. 1. 797
P. L. i. 594-9.