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" Some say no evil thing that walks by night. In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity. "
Comus: A Mask - Seite 31
von John Milton - 1791 - 66 Seiten
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The Harvard Classics, Band 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...desolation dwells, By grots and caverns shagged with horrid shades, She may pass on with unblenched majesty, Be it not done in pride, or in presumption. Some say...meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity....
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The Llewellyn Practical Guide to Psychic Self-defense & Well-being

Melita Denning, Osborne Phillips - 1983 - 277 Seiten
...letter written by Lord Acton to Bishop Creighton in i887. But John Milton, two centuries earlier, wrote: Some say no evil thing that walks by night, In fog...meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity....
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Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature

Kathleen Wall - 1988 - 240 Seiten
...horrid shades, She may pass on with unblench't majesty, Be it not don in pride, or in presumption. Som say no evil thing that walks by night In fog, or fire, by lake, or moorish fen, Blew meager Hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost, That breaks his magick chains at Curfeu time, No Goblin,...
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The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

C. S. Lewis - 1994 - 231 Seiten
...fairy meant to our ancestors. A good point to begin at is provided by three passages from Milton: (1) No evil thing that walks by night In fog or fire,...moorish fen, Blue meagre Hag or stubborn unlaid ghost — No goblin or swart Faery of the mine. (Comus, 432 sq.) (2) Like that Pigmean Race Beyond the Indian...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 601 Seiten
...magical powers of the earth, a feeling that we walk surrounded by presences that should be propitiated: Some say no evil thing that walks by night In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen ... No goblin or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity. This is the poetry...
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The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque

David Bevington, Peter Holbrook - 1998 - 335 Seiten
...desolation dwells, By grots and caverns shagged with horrid shades, She may pass on with unblenched majesty, Be it not done in pride or in presumption. Some say...walks by night In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, No goblin or swart faery of the mine Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity. (lines 42o-37) His speech...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 Seiten
...shades,0 She may pass on with unblenched majesty,0 430 Be it not done in pride, or in presumption.0 Some say no evil thing that walks by night In fog, or fire, by lake, or moorish ten,'' Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost,0 That breaks his magic chains at curfew time,0 No...
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Encyclopædia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the ...

Cora Linn Daniels, C. M. Stevans - 2003 - 624 Seiten
...or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Pine n-.eag.c hag, or stubborn, unlaid ghost, That breaks his magic chains at curfew time. No goblin, or swart fairy of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity. So dear to heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - 2004 - 510 Seiten
...after them that they forget their way." [HF] IMilton alludes to the superstition in Comus 431-37, "Som say no evil thing that walks by night / In fog, or fire, by lake, or moorish fen . . . Hath hurtfull power o're true Virginity" [V] 635 compact of. Composed of, as in Shakespeare,...
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Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales

Russell Kirk - 2004 - 406 Seiten
...Christe receive thy saule. Che Invasion of the G)urcb of the £oly 6bost Some soy no evil thing thai walks by night In fog, or fire. by lake. or moorish fen. Blew meager Hag. or stubborn unlaid ghost, No Goblin, or swart Faery of the mine. Hath hurtful power...
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