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" We that are of purer fire Imitate the starry quire. Who in their nightly watchful spheres Lead in swift round the months and years. The sounds and seas, with all their finny drove, Now to the moon in wavering morrice move ; And on the tawny sands and... "
The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 245
1820
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...flow throughout the remainder of Comus's speech, as the imagery serves to suggest: The Sounds, and Seas with all their finny drove Now to the Moon in...Shelves, Trip the pert Fairies and the dapper Elves. [115-18] It is a wavering morris dance, indeed; these irregularities form a striking contrast with...
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Chance and Design: Reminiscences of Science in Peace and War

Alan Hodgkin - 1994 - 428 pages
...zaffiro They are of the same supreme order of poetry as Milton's moonlit waves of the sea: The sounds and seas, with all their finny drove Now to the moon in wavering morrice move. Who could translate that in any language on earth without spoiling its essence?'2 To my mind, it was...
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Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress

Judith Yarnall - 1994 - 245 pages
...choir, Who in their nightly watchful sphere, Lead in swift round the months and years. The sounds, and seas with all their finny drove Now to the moon in wavering morris move, And on the tawny sands and shelves, Trip the pert fairies and the dapper elves; By dimpled...
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The Geography of Nowhere: Finding One's Self in the Postmodern World

Gary Eberle - 1994 - 168 pages
...Who in their nightly watchful Sphears Lead in swift round the Months and Years The Sounds, and Seas with all their finny drove Now to the Moon in wavering Morrice move. The driving force of all this cosmic harmony and motion was God's love, as Sir John Davies wrote in...
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Voice and Speech in the Theatre

James Clifford Turner - 2000 - 152 pages
...Quire, Who in their nightly watchfull Sphears, Lead in swift round the Months and Years. The Sounds, and Seas with all their finny drove Now to the moon in wavering Mortice move. And on the Tawny Sands and Shelves, Trip the pert Fairies and the dapper Elves; By dimpled...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...all their finny drove0 Now to the moon in wavering morris move,0 And on the tawny sands and shelves,0 Trip the pert fairies and the dapper elves; By dimpled brook, and fountain-brim. The wood-nymphs decked with daisies trim, IM Their merry wakes and pastimes keep:0 What...
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