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(Probably a reference to Milton's Piemontese sonnet, with a borrowing
from it and one from Lycidas: Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old.
Sonnet, 3. Alas! what boots it with uncessant care.
Heart-thrilling strains, that cast, before the eye
Ib. xliv. 13-14.
To Lady Fleming (1), 83. Accept this dark opprobrious den of shame.
P. L. ii. 58. With “sober certainties” of love.
“O dearer far," 8. Such sober certainty of waking bliss.
All summer-long the happy Eve
Flower Garden, 19-20. (A reference to P. L. ix. 424-31.) In the delight of moral prudence schooled.
Pillar of Trajan, 31.
To May, 59-60.
Lycidas, 142. Thanks not Heaven amiss.
Retirement, 14. And thank the gods amiss.
Comus, 177 In ten thousand dewy rays.
The Triad, 130. Shot parallel to the Earth his dewy ray.
P. L. v. 141. Even She whose Lydian airs inspire.
Power of Sound, 76.
(This seems to be a reference to the hymns of the angels at the completion
account in Genesis contains no hymns and no seraphim.) Nor stopped, till in the dappling east Appeared unwelcome dawn.
Russian Fugitive, 15-16. Till the dappled dawn doth rise.
Egyptian Maid, 322–3.
close the ser pent sly, Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His braided train.
P. L. iv. 340-49. With copious eulogy in prose or rhyme.
Elegiac Musings, 1. Things unattempled yet in prose or rhyme.
P. L. i. 16.
Which moonlit elves, far seen by credulous eyes,
Place of Burial, 4-5.
P. L. i. 781-3.
Cave of Staffa (1), 13. The sovran Architect.
P. L. v. 256.
(Of God in each case.) The pillared vestibule ... the roof embowed.
Ib. (2), 5-6.
Death of Charles Lamb, 73–6.
P. L. v. 215-19.
Cuckoo at Laverna, 61-5. (References to P. L. iv. 340-52.)
Intermingling with his dream ... To mock the wandering Voice beside some haunted stream. Cuckoo-clock, 30–33. Such sights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream.
Allegro, 129-30. Intrenched your brows; ye gloried in each scar. “Proud were ye, Mountains," 3.
But his face Deep scars of thunder had intrench'd.
P. L. 1. 600-601.
Excursion, vi. 85.
P. L. ii. 508-10.
Grace Darling, 36. Through oplic glass ... views.
P. L. i. 288; cf. iii. 500.
The adamantine holds of truth (Prelude, v. 39); cf. P. L. i. 48, ii. 646, etc.
i. 334, X. 373, etc.); cf. Lycidas, 111, P. L. ii. 165, 1024, etc. If willing audience fail not (Prelude, xi. 350), attentive audience (Excursion, iii.
600), how win Due audience (“The Baptist might have been,” 3-4); cf. P. L.
ii. 308, v. 804, ix. 674, xii. 12. Begirt with silver bells (Processions, 23), temporal shapes (Prelude, viii. 496),
battlements (Excursion, ii. 843-4); cf. P. L. i. 581, v. 868, P. R. ii. 213.
In the flower-bes prent meadows (At Vallombrosa, 13), plains Besprent. ... with
steeple-towers (Excursion, vi. 17-18); cf. Comus, 542. Commerce with the summer night (Desc. Sketches, 578), the sun (Eccl. Sonnets,
III. xlvi. 13), etc.; cf. Penseroso, 39. Com peer (Prelude X. 199, Excursion viii. 581, ix. 431, etc.); cf. P. L. i. 127, iv. 974. Up-coiling, and ... convolved (Yew-trees, 18); cf. P. L. vi. 328. Like a bird Darkling (Peter Bell, 344-5), darkling wren (Duddon, vii. 13), etc.;
cf. P. L. ii. 38-9. With descant soft (Redbreast, 41), the descant (bird-song), and the wind ("In
desultory walk," 10); cf. P. L. iv. 603. The embattled East (“O, for a kindling touch,” 7), embattled House (Duddon,
xxvii. 3), embattled hall (Eccl. Sonnets, II. vi. 6); cf. P. L. i. 129, vi. 16, etc. Showed her fulgent head (“The Shepherd,” 5), fulgent west (Gipsies, 14), fulgent
eye (“The imperial Stature,” 7), fulgent spectacle (Prelude, X. 526); cf. P. L. X. 449. — Refulgent cars (To Enterprise, 110), refulgent spectacle (Excursion, ix. 011); cf. P. L. vi. 527. — Bright effulgence (Vernal Ode, 11), solemn efful
gence (“When the soft hand,” 78), etc.; cf. P. L. ii. 388, v. 458, vi. 680. The smooth glozings of the indulgent world (Excursion, vi. 1086); cf. P. L. iii.
93, Comus, 161. A griesly sight (White Doe, 244), griesly object (Epistle to Beaumont, 130), etc.;
cf. P. L. i. 670, ii. 704, etc. A God, incumbent o'er her breast (Aeneid, 88), incumbent o'er the surface (Prelude,
iv. 272), etc.; cf. P. L. i. 226. She can so inform ( = form within] The mind (Tintern Abbey, 125–6), inform The
mind with ... truth (Excursion, ix. 301-2), patriots informed with Apostolic
light (Eccl. Sonnets, III. xv. I), etc.; cf. P. L. iii. 593. Natural inlets of just sentiment (Prelude, ix. 350); cf. Comus, 839. While jocund June (Guilt and Sorrow, 413), with a jocund voice (Michael, 299),
jocund din (Prelude, v. 379), etc.; cf. Allegro, 94, Comus, 173, 985, etc. Massy (The Waggoner, 642, Peter Bell, 357, and eleven times more); cf. P. L. i.
285, 703, etc. (nine times more). Ministrant To comfort (To John Wordsworth, 49-50); cf. P. L. x. 87, P. R. ii. 385. One oblivious winter (Primrose of the Rock, 45), amid oblivious weeds (Eccl.
Sonnets, I. xvii. 10), oblivious tendencies (Excursion, i. 928), etc.; cf. P. L.
i. 266. With oozy hair (“At early dawn,” 8); cf. Lycidas, 175. With orient rays (“Weak is the will,” 8), beams of orient light (“While beams of,"
1), orient gems (Excursion, iv. 568), etc.; cf. P. L. ii. 399, iii. 507, iv. 644, etc. A punctual presence (Prelude, viii. 610); cf. P. L. viii. 23. Girls - a happy rout (Ruth, 49), a roul ... left Sir Walter's Hall (Hart-leap Well,
13), a roul Of giddy Bacchanals (Three Cottage Girls, 35-6), etc.; cf. P. L. i.
747, X. 534, etc. Of their approach Sagacious (Prelude, viii. 224-5); cf. P. L. X. 281. Sapient priests (Prelude, xi. 460), sapient Germany (“Alas, what boots,” 8),
sapient Art (“In desultory walk,” 25); cf. P. L. ix. 442. From specular towers (“Hope smiled," 9); cf. P. R. iv. 236, P. L. xii. 588–9. She - a stalist prudent (Vernal Ode, 101), Art thou a Statist in the van? (Poet's
Epitaph, 1), modern statists (Prelude, xiii. 72); cf. P. R. iv. 354. Anguish strayed from her Tartarean den (Vernal Ode, 130), Tartarean flags (Eccl.
Sonnets, II. xxxvi. 12), Tarlarean darkness (Excursion, iv. 297); cf. P. L.
ii. 69, vii. 238. Celestial with terrene (Eccl. Sonnets, II. xxv. 14); cf. P. L. vi. 78. With umbrage wide (Evening Walk, 106), the pining umbrage (Yew-trees, 22),
trees whose lofty umbrage (Brownie's Cell, 4), their leafy umbrage (Excursion, iv. 1067), etc.; cf. P. L. ix. 1087.
The unapparent face (of Napoleon) (“Haydon! let worthier judges," 9), acknowl
edged tie Though unapparent (“No more,” 5–6), unapparent fount (Excur.
sion, ix. 605); cf. P. L. vii. 103. Some un premeditated strains (Prelude, xiii. 353, cf. Excursion, ix. 556); cf. P. L.
The unweeling Child (Vaudracour and Julia, 208), unweeting that ... the joy (“To
public notice,” 9); cf. Comus, 539, P. L. x. 335, 916, etc. Push forth His arms, as swimmers use (“A little onward," 29-30); cf. Lycidas,
67, 136, etc. Spread their plumy vans (“A little onward,” 32), each wing a tiny van (Vernal
Ode, 114); cf. P. R. iv. 583, P. L. ii. 927. In vermeil colours (White Doe, ii. 12); cf. Comus, 752. A viewless flight (Desc. Sketches, 69), the viewless winds (Prelude, v. 596), etc.;
cf. Comus, 92, P. L. iii. 518, Passion, 50. Volant spirit (In Lombardy, 13), volant tribe (“A volant Tribe," I); cf. P. L. xi.
561. O'er the pavement ... Welter and flash (“Dogmatic Teachers,” 11-12), if my
spirit toss and welter (Inscriptions in Hermit's Cell, iv. 7), waves ... weltering, die away (Evening Walk, 122); cf. Nativity, 124, Lycidas, 13, P. L. i. 78.
Imitation of Spenser, 14-15.
There saw the swan his neck of arched snow,
The swan, with arched neck
P. L. vii. 438-40.
Epistle to G. F. Mathew, 17-18.
Vulgar Superstition, 7.
“To one who has," 1-3.
Far different cares
A wandering fire,
P. L. ix. 445-8.
Endymion, i. 831.
Ib. ii. 277-9 (original form).
P. L. ix. 634-41.
1 These parallels (and much of the diction) were selected from those pointed out in De Sélincourt's edition of Keats.
After a thousand mazes overgone.
Ib. ii. 387.
The unchariest muse
Ib. ii. 532–3.
Ib. ii. 674-5.
P. L. viii. 49-50.
Ib. iii. 131-6.
P. L. ii. 970; cf. 986. There leviathan, Hugest of living creatures. . . Behemoth, biggest born of earth.
P. L. vii. 412–13, 471. Into the dungeon core of that wild wood.
Ib. iii. 565.
Comus, 349, 520.
Ib. iv. 148.
Ib. iv. 167–8.
Ib. iv. 185-6.
Lycidas, 150. To the silver cymbals' ring.
Ib. iv. 260. In vain with cymbals' ring.
Nativity, 208. And all his priesthood moans.
Ib. iv. 266.
Ib. iv. 364-5.
Hyperion, i. 166–7. With delight he snuf'd the smell.
P. L. X. 272.
Gone and past
Endymion, iv. 650-4. And thus in thousand hugest phantasies.
Hyperion, ii. 13.