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" In bigness to surpass Earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless—like that pygmean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount ; or faery elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest-side Or fountain, some belated peasant... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books - Page 27
by John Milton - 1903 - 372 pages
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The Life of Mr. James Quin, Comedian: With the History of the Stage from His ...

Actors - 1766 - 130 pages
...dapper elves,' we smiled and shook, and saw the little beings ' Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams...overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course.' His invocation of Cotytto was masterly beyond all these. It was not delivered...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796 - 610 pages
...crowd 775 Swarm'd and were straiten'd; till the signal giv'n, Behold a wonder! they but now who seem'd In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless; like that pygmean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount, or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels...
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Illustrations of Sterne: With Other Essays and Verses

John Ferriar - 1798 - 336 pages
...spirits in Pandemonium contract their size to gain room, and Throng numberless, like that Pygmean race Beyond the Indian Mount, or faery elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while over-head the moon Sits...
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Literary Hours: Or, Sketches Critical and Narrative, Volume 1

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1800 - 482 pages
...thus exposed himself to instant ruin. NUMBER XI. -Fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams...over-head the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course, they on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...that pygmean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount, or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he...over-head the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth 785 Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Thus incorporeal...
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The Port Folio, Volume 6

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1811 - 704 pages
...blind bard may be credited, his infernal spirits adopted. " Behold a wonder! they but now who seem'd In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throned numberless." . This poem is divided into two parts. The first commences with a most beautiful...
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The Falls of Clyde: Or, The Fairies; a Scotish Dramatic Pastoral, in Five ...

John Black - Dialect drama, Scottish - 1806 - 241 pages
...FIVE ACTS. WITH THREE PRELIMINART DISSERTATIONS. Fairy Elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams...over-head the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course. They, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear ; At...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807 - 514 pages
...thick the a;ry croi Swarm'd and were straiten'd; till the sign Behold a wonder ! they but now who see In bigness to surpass Earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrowThrong numberless, like that pygmean ra< Beyond the Indian mount, or fatry elves, Whose midnight...
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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...croud Swarm'd and were straiten'd ; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder ! They but now who seem'd In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that pygmean race Beyond the Indian mount ; or faery elves } Whose midnight revels...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...croud Swarm'd and were straiten'd ; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder I They but now wno seem'd In bigness to surpass Earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numberless, like that pygmean race Beyond the Indian mount; or faery elves, Whose midnight revels,...
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