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" Their downy breast; the swan with arched neck, Between her white wings, mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet... "
Le paradis perdu - Sida 112
efter John Milton - 1837 - 495 sidor
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The Living Age, Volym 236

1903
...with himH-he attracted the attention of Shakespeare. It is worth noting that while the swan, which With arched neck, Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet, so often and so exquisitely referred to by Milton, and the "wakeful nightingale," an equal favorite...
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Stories of the animal world; arranged so as to form a systematic ...

Bourne Hall Draper - 1845
...will live nearly a hundred years. Milton prettily says, referring to this noble creature — * * * " The swan, with arched neck, Between her white wings...mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet." Swans abound, in a wild state, in the northern parts of the world, especially in Siberia. And great...
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volym 2

Walter Savage Landor - 1846 - 676 sidor
...four verses in order to offer a remark. Others, on diver lakes and rivere, bathed Their downy brennt : the swan with arched neck Between her white wings...mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet, yet oft they quit The dank, and rising on stiff pennons, tower, in: Frequently as the great poet pauses...
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The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volym 2

Walter Savage Landor - 1846 - 676 sidor
...me read however three or four verses in order to offer a remark. Others, on silver hikes and rivera, bathed Their downy breast : the swan with arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rowa Her átate with oary feet, yet oft they quit The dank, and riaing on stiff pennons, tower, bo....
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Books

John Milton - 1894
...on winds — the air Floats as they pass, fanned with unnumbered plumes. From branch to branch the smaller birds with song Solaced the woods, and spread...mantling, proudly rows Her state with oary feet ; yet oft they quit 440 The dank, and, rising on stiff pinions, tower The mid aerial sky. Others on ground...
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Bards and the Birds

Frederick Noël Paton - 1894 - 514 sidor
...the earth Gave sign of gratulation, and each hill; Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs "... Nor then the .solemn Nightingale Ceased warbling, but all night tuned her soft lays." MILTON. Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub,...
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Life-power: Or, Character, Culture and Conduct

Arthur T. Pierson - 1895 - 214 sidor
...thrived. The young swan is restless and uneasy till she finds the element she never yet has seen ; then, " With arched neck Between her white wings mantling proudly, rows Her state with oary feet." In a higher sense every man is restless, whatever be his outward surroundings, until he finds both...
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Birds from Moidart and Elsewhere

Jane Blackburn, Jemima Blackburn - 1895 - 191 sidor
...commonly to be seen in Iceland in summer. They have not the graceful beauty of the tame Swan, who, " with arched neck between her white wings mantling proudly rows her state with oary feet." It is more like an attenuated goose, especially when walking about on land. It is smaller than the...
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The Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 sidor
...all night long her amorous descant sung.' And the same, Bk. vii. 433 : ' From branch to branch the smaller birds with song Solaced the woods, and spread...Ceased warbling, but all night tuned her soft lays.' l. 202. See Richard Crashaw's exquisite poem, Music's Duel, describing the contest between a nightingale...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 sidor
...faltering tongue, itself the singer of its own dirge. h. MAHTIAL — Epigrams. Bk. XIII. Ep. LXXVII. ehiel Keeler t. MILTON— Parrulise last. Bk. VII. L. 438. Thus does the white swan, as he lies on the wet grass,...
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