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Lamp of Heaven (The)

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The moon. Milton calls the stars “lamps.”

“Why shouldst thou …

In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars,

That Nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps

With everlasting oil, to give due light

To the misled and lonely traveller?”


Comus, 200–204.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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