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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

4576 W J Mikle 1734-1788 John Bartlett

AUTHOR:W. J. Mickle (1734–1788)
QUOTATION:The dews of summer nights did fall,
  The moon, sweet regent of the sky, 1
Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall
  And many an oak that grew thereby.
Note 1.
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.—Darwin: The Botanic Garden, part i. canto ii. line 90. [back]