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" With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit, or arms, while both contend To win her grace, whom all commend. "
Moral and political dialogues: being the substance of several conversations ... - Page 244
by Richard Hurd (bp. of Worcester.) - 1765
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Rufus, Or, The Red King: A Romance, Volume 1

James Gregor Grant - 1838
...Pictou, who certainly, far more than his sombre and overloaded companion, resembled one journeying — " Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace high triumphs hold." His scarlet riding attire was of the finest materials which the looms of Flanders could supply, lined...
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Flora's Lexicon: An Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers ...

Catharine Harbeson Waterman - Flower language - 1839 - 252 pages
...She runs, but hopes she does not run unseen. POPE. Tower'd cities please us then, And the busy haunts of men, Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold; With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...creep, 115 By whispering Windes soon lull'd asleep. Towred Cities please us then, And the busie hu mm of men, Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, In weeds of Peace high triumphs hold, no With store of Ladies, whose bright eies Rain influence, and judge the prise Of Wit, or Arms, while...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...bed they creep, By whispering winds soon lulled asleep. Towered cities please us then, And the busy hum of men, Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold, With store of Ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale. Where throngs of knights and barons bold, In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize, Of wit, or arms, while both...
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Romantic Parodies, 1797-1831

David A. Kent, D. R. Ewen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 409 pages
...fictions we are transported to another species of hum. Tower'd cities please us then, And the busy hum of men. Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With store of ladies, whose bright eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit or arms, while both contend...
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Squitter-wits and Muse-haters: Sidney, Spenser, Milton, and Renaissance ...

Peter C. Herman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 284 pages
...the city as a giant, ongoing chivalric entertainment: "Tow'red Cities please us then / And the busy hum of men, / Where throngs of Knights and Barons...bold, / In weeds of Peace high triumphs hold, / With store of Ladies" (11. 1 12-20). L'Allegro's depiction sounds innocuous, especially since we know that...
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Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade

Stephen B. Dobranski - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 245 pages
...used in the 1645 edition to separate the two clauses: Towred Cities please us then, And the busie humm of men, Where throngs of Knights and Barons bold, In weeds of Peace high triumphs hold, With store of Ladies, whose bright eies Rain influence, and judge the prise Of Wit, or Arms, while both...
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Spenser's Faerie Queene: Letters on chivalry and romance

Thomas Warton - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 130 pages
...books of chivalry, but the manners defcribed in them, that took his fancy ; as appears from his Towned cities .pleafe us then And the bufy hum of men,. Where...peace high triumphs hold, With ftore of ladies, whofe bcrg^it eyes Rain influence, and judge the prize Of wit, or arms, wlhile both contend To win her grace,...
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Fragmenting Modernism: Ford Madox Ford, the Novel, and the Great War

Sara Haslam - Literary Criticism & Collections - 2002 - 241 pages
...fantasy to the mixture. Ford's epigraph is as follows: Towered cities please us then And the busy haunts of men, Where throngs of knights and barons bold In weeds of peace high triumphs hold, With stores of ladies whose bright eyes Rain influence and judge the prize. It comes from the section in...
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