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" Lycidas ? For neither were ye playing on the steep, Where your old bards, the famous Druids, lie, Nor on the shaggy top of Mona high, Nor yet where Deva spreads her wizard stream : Ah me ! I fondly dream, Had ye been there... "
Sabrinae corolla in hortulis Regiae scholae salopiensis contexuerunt tres ... - Page 294
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 pages
...reclusa. Montibus insidunt patriis, tristique corona Infecere diem, et vinci sua crimina gaudent." " For neither were ye playing on the steep, where your old bards, the famous Druids lie." Lycidas. V. 48. See the Norwegian ode (the Fatal Sisters) that follows. Gray. Give ample room, and...
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The Essays of Elia, Volume 1

Charles Lamb - Essays - 1851
...were a scholar *hre. Do you know anything about the unfortunate relic AMICUS REDIVIVUS. Where were ye, Nymphs, when the remorseless deep Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas ? I DO not know when I have experienced a stranger sensation, than on seeing my old friend GD, who...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1852
...gone. 50 Where] Spenser's Astrophel, St. 22, Ah, where were ye the while his shepheard peares, &c. Where your old Bards, the famous Druids, lie, Nor...shaggy top of Mona high, Nor yet where Deva spreads her wisard stream : Ay me ! I fondly dream ! Had ye been there, for what could that have done ? What could...
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Confessions of a Prosaic Dreamer: Charles Lamb's Art of Autobiography

Gerald Monsman - Literary Collections - 1984 - 165 pages
...innocence, turning all rebirths into superfoetations. This is the knowledge of the epigraph: "Where were ye, Nymphs, when the remorseless deep /Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas?" Acting out the metaphors of his prose, Lamb by living on the banks of the New doubles the "weakness"...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...harsh and crude: Where were ye Nymphs when the remorseless deep Clos'd o're the head of your lov'd Lycidas? For neither were ye playing on the steep, Where your old Bards, the famous Druids ly, Nor on the shaggy top of Mono high, Nor yet where Deva spreads her wisard stream: Ay me, I fondly...
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Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion

William Blake - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 302 pages
...The Chiselden Hills are in Wiltshire, as is Avebury. 79 Mona is the Isle of Anglesea. Cf. Lycidas: 'the steep / Where your old Bards, the famous Druids, lie, / Nor on the shaggy top of Mona high" (52-4). Merritt Y. Hughes (lain.) cites Camden's Chorographical Description of Britain on Mona's once...
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Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays

Edward Le Comte - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 148 pages
...of the throne of God." This is not the only hill of difficulty in "Lycidas." "Where were ye Nymphs?" "For neither were ye playing on the steep / Where your old bards, the famous Druids, lie." There are at least half a dozen conjectures as to what that steep is. Passing from Latin or Greek to...
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The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - Drama - 1992 - 479 pages
...shaft which flies In darkness? where was lorn Urania When Adonais died? echoes Milton's (50 f.), Where were ye Nymphs when the remorseless deep Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas? which is in turn an echo of Virgil's tenth Eclogue. In that same poem mysterious figures come to the...
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Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney

Jahan Ramazani - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 419 pages
...akin to the elegiac questions that had often parceled out blame — Milton asking, for example: Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas?18 Like Milton and other male elegists, Hardy places responsibility on a female figure, yet...
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Beyond Consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing Shapes of Elegy

Melissa Fran Zeiger - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 195 pages
...figures culminating in the death of Orpheus: Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep Clos'd o'er the head of your loved Lycidas? For neither were...Nor on the shaggy top of Mona high, Nor yet where De va spreads her wizard stream: Ay me! I fondly dream — Had ye been there — for what could that...
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