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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.
Alas! what boots it with uncessant care.

Heart-thrilling strains, that cast, before the eye
Of the devout, a veil of ecstasy!
Dissolve me into ecstasies,

And bring all Heaven before mine eyes?

Sonnet, 3.
Lycidas, 64.)

Ib. xliv. 13-14.

Penseroso, 165-6.

(Of organ music in a church in each case.)

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(This seems to be a reference to the hymns of the angels at the completion of God's "six days' work, a World," in Paradise Lost, vii. 557-634. The account in Genesis contains no hymns and no seraphim.)

Nor stopped, till in the dappling east

Appeared unwelcome dawn.

Till the dappled dawn doth rise.

And their necks play, involved in rings,
Like sinless snakes in Eden's happy land.
Aboul them frisking play'd


All beasts of the earth, since wild. . . .
close the serpent sly,
Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine
His braided train.

With copious eulogy in prose or rhyme.
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.

Russian Fugitive, 15-16.
Allegro, 44.

Egyptian Maid, 322-3.

P. L. iv. 340-49.

Elegiac Musings, 1.
P. L. i. 16.

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To mock the wandering Voice beside some haunted stream. Cuckoo-clock, 30–33.

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The adamantine holds of truth (Prelude, v. 39); cf. P. L. i. 48, ii. 646, etc. Towers amain (Desc. Sketches, 459; also blew amain, runs amain, etc., Prelude, 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-besprent 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.

Compeer (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. iii. 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. 611); cf. P. L. vi. 527. - Bright effulgence (Vernal Ode, 11), solemn effulgence ("When the soft hand," 78), etc.; cf. P. L. iii. 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. 1), 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.


a happy rout (Ruth, 49), a rout... left Sir Walter's Hall (Hart-leap Well, 13), a rout 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), Tartarean 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), acknowledged tie Though unapparent ("No more," 5-6), unapparent fount (Excursion, ix. 605); cf. P. L. vii. 103.

Some un premeditated strains (Prelude, xiii. 353, cf. Excursion, ix. 556); cf. P. L. ix. 24.

The unweeting 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," 1); cf. P. L. xi. 561.

O'er the pavement . . . Weller 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.

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1 These parallels (and much of the diction) were selected from those pointed out in De Sélincourt's edition of Keats.

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