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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 Foot-prints of the Creator: Or, The Asterolepis of Stromness

Hugh Miller, Louis Agassiz - Asterolepis - 1851 - 337 pages
...seems scarce less strange than that sung by Milton : — "Behold a wonder ! They but now who seemed In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Thronged numberless ; like that pygmean race Beyond the Indian mount ; or fairy elves, Whose midnight...
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The Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1851
...the old chroniclers, who loved to speak of " Fairy elves, Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitrées, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course." • Strongly fixed. t Much. Husbandman....
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

John Milton - 1851 - 632 pages
...elves, Whoso midnight revels, by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees Or dreams ho sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth 785 Wheels her pale course; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his oar...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1852
...crowd 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 fairy elves, Whose midnight revels,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Explanatory Notes, and a ...

John Milton - 1852 - 620 pages
...warm'd and were straiten'd ; till, the signal given, Behold a wonderf They hut now who seem'd In higness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow room Throng numherless, like that pyginean race 780 Beyond the Indian mount; or fairy elves, IVhoss midnight revels,...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...crowd 630 Swarmed and were straitened; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder! They but now who seemed In bigness to surpass Earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs, in narrow space Throng numberless, like that Pygmaean race 635 Beyond the Indian mount 5 ; or fairy elves, Whose...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Volume 1

Beautiful poetry - 1853
...that Pygmean race Whose midnight revels, by a forest side Beyond the Indian mount: or faery elves, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams...overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course: they, on their mirth and da Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once...
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Hand-books for Ireland, by mr. and mrs. S.C. Hall, Volume 4

Samuel Carter Hall - 1853
...which they revelled, and it is rarely now that— -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 earih "Wheels her pale course; " —very rarely now that they are seen or even talked of in " the Green...
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A Book of English Poetry, Chaucer to Rossetti

George Bagshawe Harrison - 1953 - 416 pages
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