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" Tempered to the oaten flute Rough Satyrs danced, and Fauns with cloven heel From the glad sound would not be absent long; And old Damoetas loved to hear our song. But, oh! the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art gone and never must return !... "
An Introduction to the Prose and Poetical Works of John Milton: Comprising ... - Page 172
by John Milton, Hiram Corson - 1899 - 303 pages
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - 1998 - 360 pages
...cloven heel From the glad sound would not be absent long, And old Dametas lov'd to hear our song. But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...Thee shepherd, thee the woods and desert caves With wilde thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown And all their echoes mourn. The willows and the hazel copses...
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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - 1998 - 241 pages
...enacts his own initiation into a new sense of life, as not eternally repeating itself but finite: "But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, / Now thou art gone, and never must return!" (37-38) Repetition, a usual way of expressing the old easy recurrence, here conveys instead a struggle...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...vain, and coy excuse. 7525 'Lycidas' For we were nursed upon the self-same hill. 7526 'Lycidas' But O nton in the air Know no such liberty. 6539 To Altheu. From Prison' 7527 'Lycidas' The woods, and desert caves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown. 7528 'Lycidas'...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 344 pages
...clov'n heel From the glad sound would not be absent long, And old Dameataslov'd to hear our song. But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...Caves, With wild Thyme and the gadding Vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn. The Willows and the Hazel Copses green Shall now no more be seen, Fanning...
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A Book I Value: Selected Marginalia

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 245 pages
...mellow the tints of the Foliage; but the word is never applied to the Leaves themselves. ]# 181] But, O the heavy change, now thou art gone. Now thou art...caves With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown. And all their echoes mourn: The willows, and the hazel copses green, Shall now no more be seen Fanning...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...heel. From the glad sound would not be absent long, And old Damaetas loved to hear our song.0 But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...desert caves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown,0 40 And all their echoes mourn. The willows, and the ha2el copses green, Shall now no more...
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - 2004 - 136 pages
...shepherds, but then punctures the illusion, as he registers the pain of losing this paradise: "But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, / Now thou art gone, and never must return!" ( 37-8). Indeed, much of the poem vacillates between the poet's attempts to find comfort in the pastoral...
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The Ethics of Mourning: Grief and Responsibility in Elegiac Literature

R. Clifton Spargo - 2004 - 314 pages
...emanation of personal affect, with the result that the historical component of loss seems muted: But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...Caves, With wild Thyme and the gadding Vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn. (37-41) Not only do we not believe that grief was ever as general as this,...
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Poemas y poetas clásicos ingleses. De Geoffrey Chaucer a Dylan Thomas ...

2005 - 318 pages
...mute, Temper'd to th'oaten flute; From the glad sound would not be absent long; And old Damaetas lov'd to hear our song. ¡But Oh the heavy change now thou...caves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn. Alas! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely, slighted shepherd's...
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L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas: Easyread Comfort Edition

John Milton - 2006 - 68 pages
...Satyrs danced, and Fauns with cloven heel From the glad sound would not be absent long; And old Damoetas loved to hear our song. But, oh! the heavy change,...caves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes, mourn. The willows, and the hazel copses green, Fanning their joyous leaves to...
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