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La Grotte by Marcel Guerin
La Grotte,
from Marcel Guérin, Catalogue Raisonné de L'oeuvre gravé et lithographié de Aristide Maillol (Geneva, 1965), plate 232

 

In Milton's poem, the narrator continues by entreating the goddess Mirth to welcome him into her world of merrymaking.

Haste thee nymph, and bring with thee,
Jest and youthful Jollity...


Once there, he will live a life of pleasure—filled with dancing, laughing, and singing
alongside the wondrous Mountain Nymph.


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