• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Penseroso pen-se-rō′so melancholy: thoughtful
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

You know the lines in 'Penseroso.
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
Compare "L'Allegro" and "Il Penseroso.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
In none of the works of Milton is his peculiar manner more happily displayed than in the Allegro and the Penseroso.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
PENSEROSO, II, a famous Italian poem by Milton, written in 1633.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
II Penseroso (in his personal role) has glided into a buoyant, rollicking Allegro with joyous answer.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
With her shining eyes and her crimson cheeks and lips she looked the Allegro of her morning's Penseroso.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, No. 90, June, 1875" by Various
Verse-quotation, from Milton, 'Il Penseroso,' ll.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Lycidas, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
Now, we have prefixed the hackneyed line of Il Penseroso to our paper, because it is a definition of the essence of the beautiful.
"The Poetry of Architecture" by John Ruskin
The Penseroso also sits and meditates, but every muscle of the reposing limbs is alert.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford

In poetry:

The digestion of Milton
Was unequal to Stilton.
He was only feeling so-so
When he wrote Il Penseroso
"Clerihew – Milton" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley