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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 Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857
...say that Eobert Burns will stand a comparison with John Milton. " But oh, the heavy change, now them art gone, Now thou art gone, and never must return...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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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 pages
...From the glad sound would not be absent long ; 35 And old Damcetas loved to hear our song. But, 0, the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...return ! Thee, Shepherd, thee the woods, and desert eaves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, 40 And all their echoes mourn : The willows,...
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 17

1857
...the more profound will be our feeling of the void, the more sad that vacancy will appear; " For O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art gone, and never must return! " c. R. WOMANHOOD IN AMEKICA. [The following letter the signature of which will be recognized as...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 57

1886
...We well know how Echo feeds upon the sweet strains of Bion ; how, also, for the shepherd Lytidas, " the woods, and desert caves With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown, And all their echoes mourn." It cannot be presumed that so great a goddess is moved for the untuneful...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 762 pages
...From the glad sound would not be absent long ; 35 And old Damoetas loved to hear our song. But, O, the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...o'ergrown, 40 And all their echoes mourn : The willows, and hazel copses green, Shall now no more be seen, Fanning their joyous leaves to thy soft lays. Aa killing...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...begins by weltering in heavy repetitions: But O the heavy change, now thou art gon, Now thou art gon, and never must return! Thee Shepherd, thee the Woods, and desert Caves, With wilde Thyme and the gadding Vine o'regrown, And all their echoes mourn. The Willows, and the Hazle...
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Annoying the Victorians

James Russell Kincaid - 1995 - 271 pages
...never must return!" (1. 38) and then by transferring the mourning activity from himself to nature: "Thee Shepherd, thee the Woods, and desert Caves,/ With wild Thyme and the gadding Vine o'ergrown,/ And all their echoes mourn" (11. 39-41). The blight is on nature, associated with the speaker only...
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Napoleon and English Romanticism

Simon Bainbridge - 1995 - 259 pages
...the passage evoke the literary tradition of elegy. We are reminded, for example, of Lycidas: But O the heavy change, now thou art gone Now thou art gone, and never must return . . . (lines 37-8, my italics) and: Shall no more be seen (line 43, my italics)'7 and of Lear grieving...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...clov'n heel From the glad sound would not be absent long, And old Damaetas lov'd to hear our song. But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art gone, and never must retum! Thee shepherd, thee the woods, and desert caves. With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'ergrown,...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pages
...rural ditties; he dared to express the age-old sense of loss in language plain and repetitious: But O the heavy change, now thou art gone, Now thou art...desert caves, With wild thyme and the gadding vine o'crgrown, And all their echoes mourn (37-41) Echoes, indeed. Abandoned nature laments the departed...
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