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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 Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany - Page 246
1820
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Merchant of Venice. As you like it

William Shakespeare - 1785
...For this quotation I am indebted to Dr. Farmer. STBEVENS. Thus, in Comus; Eiij "Can " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe such divine 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
...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...the vocal air " To testify HIS hidden residence." HENLEY. 72. —dose it IB—] Is the reading of the quarto. STEE VENS. 73. wahe Diana with a hymn;]...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 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 - English drama - 1791
...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 divine enchanting...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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Bell's British Theatre: Comus, by J. Milton. ... Love in a village, by I ...

English drama - 1797
...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 divine enchanting...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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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1805
...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 such divine enchanting...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 ...

E. H. Seymour - 1805
...ithe air, or the earth ? Milton seems to have been thinking of this passage in Comus. " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe such divine enchanting...ravishment ? " Sure something holy lodges in that breast," &c. ACT II. SCENE I. 57. " You have taken it veiselier 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
...none can hear " Of human mould, with gross unpurged ear." Maloue~ Thus, in Comus: " Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould " Breathe such divine enchanting...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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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...precipice, and, while we admire her boldness, we are doubtful of her safety. In that exquisite passage — How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence...the empty-vaulted night, At every fall smoothing the rayen down Of darkness till it smiled, if our rapture would suffer us to be sufficiently composed to...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...precipice, and, while we admire her boldness, we are doubtful of her safety. In that exquisite passage— How sweetly did they float upon the wings Of silence through the empty-vaulted night, At ewry fall smoothing the raven down Of darkness till it smiled, if our rapture would suffer us to be...
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