A subject was offered him, in which no other poet would have found a theme for the Muse.
The Englishman seemed to muse, for his brow lowered, and he made no answer.
He took to "vagrant courses," in which the muse forbears to follow him.
"Deil tak the hindmost" is by no means the crie de guerre of my muse.
It is only a short essay, just to try the strength of my Muse's pinion in that way.
The laughing Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, saw him as she dropped from the sky.
Urania, the Muse who loved the heavens, believed that he was from some star world.
For which 13 assurance he kisses us again and again, and goes away hugging his Muse.
In the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope.
He flew for consolation to the Muse and the Muse refused to console.