Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad; Silence accompanied; for [beast]1 and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant sung; Silence [was]2 pleased....
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1 Ives: "the beast"
2 Ives: "is"
- by John Milton (1608 - 1674), no title, appears in Paradise Lost, Book 4, lines 598-604 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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