Milton (Alcaics)

O mighty-mouth’d inventor of harmonies,
 O skill’d to sing of Time or Eternity,
     God-gifted organ-voice of England,
         Milton, a name to resound for ages;
 Whose Titan angels, Gabriel, Abdiel,
 Starr’d from Jehovah’s gorgeous armouries,
     Tower, as the deep-domed empyrean
         Rings to the roar of an angel onset—
 Me rather all that bowery loneliness,
 The brooks of Eden mazily murmuring,
     And bloom profuse and cedar arches
         Charm, as a wanderer out in ocean,
 Where some refulgent sunset of India
 Streams o’er a rich ambrosial ocean isle,
     And crimson-hued the stately palm-woods
         Whisper in odorous heights of even.
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