il penseroso

il penseroso  (It.), (ēl pān sā rō´), the pensive man. (The title of one of Milton's poems.)
Penseroso  (pen-se-rō´), Il.—A poem by John Milton, written as a companion to L'Allegro. The latter is composed in the character of a cheerful, the former in that of a melancholy man, and the whole tone of each poem is regulated accordingly. The one begins with the dawn, the other with evening. The one opens with the lark, the other with the nightingale, and so on.