I saw my late espoused saint Methought
I saw my late espoused saint Brought
to me, like Alcestis, from the grave, Whom Jove's great
son to her...
- he go about
this dream. Methought
I was—there is no man can tell what. Methought
I was,—and methought
I had,—but man is but a patched
- in my heart there
was a kind of fighting
not let me sleep. Methought
I lay Worse
than the mutines
in the bilboes. Rashly— And prais'd be rashness...
- ****phone, 'the Maiden', sent her up again. Milton's famous
I Saw My Late Espoused
Saint", c. 1650, alludes
to the myth, with the...
- lamp-light gloating
o'er, She shall
press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought
, the air grew denser, perfumed
from an unseen censer Swung
- that noise, Ruin, destruction
at the utmost
point. Man. Of ruin indeed methought
the noise. Oh it continues, they have slain
my son. Chor. Thy...
- drawn, and were purely
for show: Looking
on the lines
Of my boy's face, methought
I did recoil
Twenty-three years, and saw myself
unbreech'd In my green...
when I did love, did love, Methought
it was very sweet
To contract–o–the time, for–a–my behove, Oh, methought
, there–a–was nothing–a–meet. (V.i...
to the fate of Actaeon. "O, when mine eyes did see Olivia
the air of pestilence, That instant
was I turned
into a hart...
me With visions
of terror,-- To thee will I tell them; Methought
thou, Guthrun, Gjuki's daughter, With poisoned blade didst pierce