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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4576
AUTHOR:W. J. Mickle (1734–1788)
QUOTATION:The dews of summer nights did fall,
  The moon, sweet regent of the sky, 1
Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall
  And many an oak that grew thereby.
ATTRIBUTION:Cumnor Hall.
 
Note 1.
Jove, thou regent of the skies.—Alexander Pope. The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

Now Cynthia, named fair regent of the night.—John Gay: Trivia, book iii.

And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.—Darwin: The Botanic Garden, part i. canto ii. line 90. [back]
 

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