Rebeck is a word well known from Milton's exquisite "L'Allegro."
A poem like "L'Allegro" could never be written by an Australian.
Milton did not compose L'Allegro in the spirit of desiring that it might be admirably annotated by a Scotch professor.
Milton's "lubbar-fiend" in L'Allegro has all the characteristics of a Brownie.
It is when he writes Comus or L'Allegro that he is giving expression to his natural poetic bent.
Elsewhere we have mentioned its resemblance to the "L'Allegro" of Milton.
Milton's "L'Allegro," fine as it is, is not so fine as the scenery—the crystallised, embodied poetry—out of which it arose.
In the same connection, Milton in "L'Allegro" also mentions the "friar's lantern."
Of all his class work only "L'Allegro" and some quality of rigid clarity in solid geometry stirred his languid interest.
L'Allegro (passages in), notes on Milton's minor poems, 316.