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[lah-ley-groh, la-] /lɑˈleɪ groʊ, læ-/
a poem (1632) by John Milton.
Compare Il Penseroso.

Allegro, L'

[lah-ley-groh, la-] /lɑˈleɪ groʊ, læ-/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Rebeck is a word well known from Milton's exquisite "L'Allegro."

  • A poem like "L'Allegro" could never be written by an Australian.

    Poems Adam Lindsay Gordon
  • Milton did not compose L'Allegro in the spirit of desiring that it might be admirably annotated by a Scotch professor.

    The Silent Isle Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Milton's "lubbar-fiend" in L'Allegro has all the characteristics of a Brownie.

  • It is when he writes Comus or L'Allegro that he is giving expression to his natural poetic bent.

    Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker
  • Elsewhere we have mentioned its resemblance to the "L'Allegro" of Milton.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • Milton's "L'Allegro," fine as it is, is not so fine as the scenery—the crystallised, embodied poetry—out of which it arose.

    Shakespeare's England William Winter
  • In the same connection, Milton in "L'Allegro" also mentions the "friar's lantern."

    Stranger Than Fiction Mary L. Lewes
  • Of all his class work only "L'Allegro" and some quality of rigid clarity in solid geometry stirred his languid interest.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • L'Allegro (passages in), notes on Milton's minor poems, 316.

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