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" Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment? Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with these raptures moves the vocal air To testify his hidden residence. "
The Living Age - Page 77
1909
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Merchant of Venice. As you like it

William Shakespeare - 1785
...in it harmony. For this quotation I am indebted to Dr. Farmer. STBEVENS. Thus, in Comus; Eiij "Can " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe...enchanting ravishment? " Sure something holy lodges in that ireast, " And with these raptures moves the vocal air " To testify HIS hidden residence." HENLEY. 7?....
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Annotations by Sam. Johnson & Geo. Steevens, and the Various ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1787 - 75 pages
...or hath in it harmony. For this quotation I am indebted to Dr. Farmer. STEEVENS. Thus, in Camus: " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment I " Sure something holy lodges in that breast, " And with these raptures moves the vocal air " To testify...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788
...harmonies. COM. Can any mortal mixture of Earth's mold Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ? 345 Sure something holy lodges in that breast, And with...raptures moves the vocal Air To testify his hidden residencei How sweetly did they flote upon the wings Of Silence, through the empty vaulted Night, At...
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British Theatre, Volume 11

John Bell - 1791
...thou be translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all Acav'n's harmonies. Comus aside. ~\ Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such...breast, " And with these raptures moves the vocal air goo " To testify his hidden residence : " How sweetly did they float upon the wings " Of silence through...
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Fabliaux Or Tales, Abridged from French Manuscripts of the XIIth ..., Volume 2

Legrand (cit.) - 1796
...Verse 334. ' Too bright for mixture of earth's mortal mould.' See Milton's Comus, line 244. Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould ' Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment?' Verse 335. ' The gridelin pall that o'er her shoulders flow' a" The expression here rendered gridelin,...
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Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ...

1797
...thou be translated to the skies, Andgi-ve resounding grace to all heav'n's harmonies. Comus aside.] Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such...breast, " And with these raptures moves the vocal air 303 " To testify his hidden residence : " How sweetly did they float upon the wings " Of silence through...
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Comus: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton, Thomas Warton - 1799 - 124 pages
...be translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all heaven's harmonies. Enter COMUS. Com. Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such...they float upon the wings Of silence, through the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness, till it smil'd! I have oft...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1805
...heavenly tune, which none can ke-ar " Of human mould, with groii unpurged ear" Malone. Thus, in Comus" Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe...with these raptures moves the vocal air " To testify Hts hidden residence." Henley. The old reading in immortal souls is certainly right, and the whole...
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Remarks, Critical, Conjectural, and Explanatory, Upon the Plays of ..., Issue 1

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...waits upon Some God of the island."" Milton seems to have been thinking of this passage in Comus. " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe...ravishment ? " Sure something holy lodges in that breast," &c. ACT II. SCENE I. 57. " You have taken it wiselier than I meant." An adverb declined into the comparative...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1806
...heavenly tune, which none can hear " Of human mould, with gross unpurged ear." Maloue~ Thus, in Comus: " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe...the vocal air " To testify HIS hidden residence." Henley. The old reading in immortal souls is certainly right, and the whole line maybe well explained...
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