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him, might in a way be called his scale, although the other scale that showed the result of parting also referred to his fortunes.

1015. with him fled, when he fled, darkness also departed from Paradise and day dawned. Notice the mark of time, and compare 30, 598, and 776. Also notice how Milton makes nature harmonize with the events of his story. The scene of the discomfiture of the grisly king is made more impressive and aweinspiring by being laid in the darkness of night. When he is foiled, the bright dawn of day seems to sympathize with the brighter prospects of the human race. In the same way, in the Idylls of the King, Tennyson makes the seasons of the year (spring, summer, autumn, winter) harmonize with the rise, the zenith, the decline, and the ruin of Arthur's Round Table.

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