William Julius Mickle

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William Julius Mickle (1735 - 1788) was a Scottish poet.

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  • The dews of summer nights did fall,
    The moon, sweet regent of the sky,
    Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall
    And many an oak that grew thereby.
    • Cumnor Hall (1784), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Jove, thou regent of the skies", Alexander Pope, The Odyssey, book ii, line 42; "Now Cynthia, named fair regent of the night", John Gay, Trivia, book iii; "And hail their queen, fair regent of the night", Charles Darwin, The Botanic Garden, part i, canto ii, line 90.
  • For there's nae luck about the house,
    There's nae luck at a';
    There's little pleasure in the house
    When our gudeman's awa'.
    • The Mariner's Wife, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • His very foot has music in't
    As he comes up the stairs.
    • The Mariner's Wife, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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