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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From L’Allegro

John Milton (1608–1674)
 
.. AND 1 ever, against eating cares,
Lap me in soft Lydian Aires,
Married to immortal verse
Such as the meeting soul may pierce
In notes, with many a winding bout        5
Of linked sweetness long drawn out,
With wanton heed, and giddy cunning,
The melting voice through mazes running,
Untwisting all the chains that tie
The hidden soul of harmony.        10
 
Note 1. Milton. L’Allegro, l. 135. [back]
 
 
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