penseroso

penseroso

(ˌpɛnsjɛˈrəʊsəʊ)
n, pl -sos
1. literary a pensive, brooding, or thoughtful person
2. archaic melancholy; a melancholic or brooding temperament or mood
adj
literary pensive; melancholy; brooding; thoughtful
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And before we can admire his great poem which he wrote later, we may love the beauty of L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, and Lycidas, which he wrote now.
L'Allegro and Il Penseroso are two poems which picture two moods in which the poet looks at life.
Il Penseroso pictures the thoughtful mood, or mood of gentle Melancholy.
The verse moves with even more stately measure than Il Penseroso.
I apprehend your flute, which, by the by, I am glad to see you have brought, will be rather in the PENSEROSO style this evening, Mr.
In common with all the world, we have been much delighted with "The Shepherd's Hunting" by Withers--a poem partaking, in a remarkable degree, of the peculiarities of "Il Penseroso.
Returning are Mark Morris Dance Group for two presentations: The Hard Nut (December 11-19) and L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (March 1-5); Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (April 11-16); and Merce Cunningham Dance Company (May 5-6).
Maidstone Monument provided the first leg of an across-the-card double for Carmarthen trainer Thorpe as Il Penseroso followed up last week's win in the 2m handicap chase up at Perth.
They were with him amid the creative tumult of his 1988-91 residency at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, where he created the breakthrough works L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Dido and Aeneas; and The Hard Nut.
James Owen was able to track trailblazing Il Penseroso and victory was assured when he went on off the home bend.
Dance dominates the remainder of the series, beginning with a revival of L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato performed by Mark Morris Dance Group.
Mark Morris Dance Group, which this month makes its New York State Theater debut with Morris's full-length ballet L'Allegro, II Penseroso ed II Moderato, set to music of Handel (July 12-15), continues to be one of the dance world's most prestigious companies, and Morris himself remains the unrepentant critic of things unjust and the unreticent reveler in things joyous.