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" How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Page 162
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Rise and Progress of Universities And, Benedictine Essays

John Henry Newman - Religion - 2001 - 513 pages
...it may for a while carry it away captive. Such is that " divine Philosophy," in the poet's words, " Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical, as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns." The Athenians then exercised...
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The Round Towers of Atlantis

Henry O'Brien - History - 2002 - 524 pages
...cultivators — the nursery of letters, and the cradle of revelation. " How charming is divine Philosophy ! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns." 252 CHAPTER XIX. THE Tuath-de-danaans,...
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Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fiction - 2002 - 326 pages
...than the writings of Plato, to realize those lines of Milton: — How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute.1 Clifford's talk, too, about wealth, has a beautiful and readily to be disentangled intermixture...
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A Critical History of Philosophy, Volume 2

Asa Mahan, Richard Friedrich - Philosophy - 2003 - 492 pages
...THE SCIENCE OF NATURAL THEOLOGY,' ETC. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II. ' How charming is divine Philosophy; Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar" d sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns,' NEW YORK: PHILLIPS & HUNT....
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...carnal sensuality To a degenerate and degraded state,0 Sec. Bro- How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets,0 Where no crude surfeit reigns.0 480 Eld. Bro. List, list,...
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A Critical History of Philosophy, Volume 2

Asa Mahan - Philosophy - 2003 - 492 pages
...of science take full form before his mind, he will exclaim, — 'How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lutcs And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns,' CHAPTER III. THE TRUE...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 4

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...they are not abstruse, arid, and abstract, in which case, ... it will be as Shakespeare said . . . "Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose. But musical as is Apollo's lute," . . . (5.537). The reader may find the matter [of my "Minute Logic"] so dry, husky and innutritious...
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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde: De profundis, "Epistola : in carcere et ...

Oscar Wilde, Russell Jackson, Ian Small, Joseph Bristow - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 345 pages
...Milton's A Maske, Presented at Ludloa> Castle, 1634 (Comus): 'How charming is divine philosophy! | Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, | But musical as is Apollo's lute, | And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, | Where no crude surfeit reigns' (476-80). 28-34. evil...
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Milton's Legacy

Kristin A. Pruitt, Charles W. Durham - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 257 pages
...admiration of Elder Brother's confident celebration of chastity: "How charming is divine Philosophy ! / Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose, / But musical as is Apollo's lute" (476-78). Milton's Mask participates in one of the musical duels of the Renaissance, representing Apollinian...
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Apart from Modernism: Edith Wharton, Politics, and Fiction Before World War I

Robin Peel - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 345 pages
...Reason," which, quoting from Milton's Comus, she likens to the much-slandered philosophy, a subject Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose But musical as is Apollo's lute111 That this was difficult territory for a woman is made clear in Wharton's short story "The Pelican"...
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