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" Those other two, equalled with me in fate So were I equalled with them in renown, Blind Thamyris, and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus prophets old. Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful bird Sings darkling,... "
Paradise Lost - Page 69
by John Milton - 1850 - 296 pages
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Literature and Dissent in Milton's England

Sharon Achinstein - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 330 pages
...Book Three of Paradise Lost, likewise sympathizes with that creature of darkness, the nightingale: "Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move/ Harmonious...in shadiest Covert hid/ Tunes her nocturnal Note" (PL, 3:37-40), evoking the traditional figure of song, but also laying claim to a poetics of darkness....
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Twelve Centuries Of English Poetry And Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice E. Andrews - Poetry - 2004 - 772 pages
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...and blind Maeonides, And Tiresias and Phineus Prophets old. Then feed on thoughts, that voluntarie move Harmonious numbers; as the wakeful Bird Sings...Covert hid Tunes her nocturnal Note. Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn, Or sight of vernal...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie and Collins in One Volume

William Cullen Bryant - Poetry - 2005 - 536 pages
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
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The Vale of Soulmaking: Post-Kleinian Model of the Mind and Its Poetic Origins

Meg Harris Williams - Psychology - 2005 - 278 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 644 pages
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The Poetical Works Of John Milton

John Milton - Poetry - 2006 - 612 pages
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 748 pages
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