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With many a cool translucent brimming flood.
Meanwhile the moon ...
The moon, whose orb
P. L. i. 287-91.
Armies in meet array,
P. L. ii. 533-8.
P. L. 1. 104. (In the first two cases, of a battle in the clouds, which the people regard as a warning.) Hurled Sheer from the black foundation.
P. L. i. 741-2.
P. L. i. 250-1.
Winter (1st ed.), 88-93.
P. L. iv. 604-9.
P. L. vii. 211-13.
P. L. ij. 263-5.
The vivid Stars shine out, in radiant Files;
Now glow'd the firmament
Till Nature's King, who oft
How oft amidst
A thousand fantasies
More to embroil the deep, Leviathan
P. L. ii. 907-8.
P. L. vii. 411-14.
Hymn, 18-19. He on the wings of Cherub rode sublime.
P. L. vi. 771.
(Of the Deity in each case.) As thick as idle motes in sunny ray.
Castle of Indolence, I. xxix. 2. As thick and numberless As the gay motes that people the sunbeams.
Penseroso, 7-8. (But cf. Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale, 12, "As thikke as motes in the sonne
Ib. lviii. 3.
Ib. lxviii. 4.
P. L. ix. 24. With tottering step and slow.
Ib. lxxii. 5. With wandering steps and slow.
P. L. xii. 648. Bent on bold emprise.
Ib. II. xiv. 2. I love thy courage yet, and bold emprise.
Comus, 610. And tufted groves to shade the meadow-bed.
Ib. xxxvii. 8. And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.
Comus, 225; cf. Allegro, 78. With magic dust their eyne he tries to blind.
Ib. xli. 7.
Ib. I. 7. And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook. P. L. xi. 491-2; cf. ii. 672. All that boon nature could luxuriant pour.
Liberty, ii. 98.
P. L. iv. 242-3.
P. L. ii. 4.
Ib. V. 19-20.
P. L. iv. 161-3.
Ib. V. 437. Above the flight of Pegasean wing.
P. L. vii. 4.
(Of the muse in each case.) Wings (of a goddess), Dipped in the colours of the heavenly bow. Ib. v. 549-50. Wings (of an angel] ... with ... colours dipt in heaven. P. L. v. 277-83.
With her hand,
P. L. viii. 618-19.
Ib. ii. 444.
Now wrapt in some mysterious dream.
P. L. iv. 641.
Isaac Newton, 79-80.
On Beauty, 13. Where the nibbling flocks do stray.
P. L. iv, 256.
But chiefly thou, great Ruler! Lord of all!
Last Day, i (ii. 2).
P. L. i. 17-25, 9-10.
P. L. ii. 672; of. xi. 491-2. And the grand rebel flaming downward hurl'd. Ib. ü (ii. 18).
Him (Satan) the Almighty Power
P. L. 1. 44-5.
Ib. iii (ii. 27).
1 Several of these parallels are pointed out in W. Thomas's Le Poèle Edward Young (Paris, 1901), but I have not included all that M. Thomas notes. The figures in parentheses refer to the volume and page of the Aldine edition of Young (1852).
Down an abyss how dark, and how profound?
Ib. üi (ii. 29).
Night Thoughts, ix (i. 235).
P. L. 1. 741-2. Plumb down he drops Ten thousand fathom deep [in Chaos, an abyss dark and profound). P. L. ii. 933-4. The favour'd of their Judge, in triumph move To take possession of their thrones above; Satan's accurs'd desertion to supply, And fill the vacant stations of the sky.
Last Day, iii (ü. 31). (This is the reason given for the creation of man in P. L. iii. 677-9 and vii.
15061.) A lamp ... sheds a quiv'ring melancholy gloom, Which only shows the darkness of the room.
Force of Religion, ii (ii. 47). Yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible.
P. L. i. 62-3. And glory, at one entrance, quite shut out.
Love of Fame, ii (ii. 76). And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
P. L. iii. 50.
(Pointed out by Young.)
P. L. iv. 310-11.
(Young refers in each case to Milton: cf. P. L. iv. 456–69.) Intestine broils.
Night Thoughts, i (i. 8).
P. L. ii. 1001.
P. L. ij. 621-5.
Ib. ii (i. 27). Flown with insolence and wine.
P. L. i. 502. (Of a night orgy in each case.)