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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. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • 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
  • L'Allegro has done with him, and Il Penseroso claims him for its own!

    The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey
  • Milton's "lubbar-fiend" in L'Allegro has all the characteristics of a Brownie.

  • Elsewhere we have mentioned its resemblance to the "L'Allegro" of Milton.

    Vondel's Lucifer Joost van den Vondel
  • In the same connection, Milton in "L'Allegro" also mentions the "friar's lantern."

    Stranger Than Fiction Mary L. Lewes
  • I should like to see a picture, illustrating a part of L'Allegro.

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
  • L'Allegro (passages in), notes on Milton's minor poems, 316.

  • Il Penseroso is not more different from L'Allegro than was my anticipation from the charming reality.

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

    Platform Monologues T. G. Tucker

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