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" The Oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving : No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest... "
A Day by the Fire: And Other Papers, Hitherto Uncollected - Page 80
by Leigh Hunt - 1870 - 368 pages
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England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic ...

James Chandler - History - 1999 - 606 pages
...the fulfillment of the plan of the God of Scripture. One stanza from the Ode suffices to illustrate: The Oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphus leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from the prophetic...
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Julio Cortázar: New Readings

Julio Cortázar - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 260 pages
...these verses to Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" is striking: "The oracles are dumh, / No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." 13. See, eg, Hopscotch, chapter 1 8. where Oliveira exclaims: "ieh Cartesius viejo jodido!" (eh Canesius,...
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Soldier and Scholar: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve - History - 1998 - 430 pages
...magnus mihi donat Apollo" ("Great Apollo taught me to foresee the future")—Horace, Satires 2.5.60. 3. "The oracles are dumb, / No voice or hideous hum /...shrine / Can no more divine, / With hollow shriek the step of Delphos leaving. /No nightly trance or breathed spell, / Inspires the pale-eyed priest from...
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A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits

Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack - Social Science - 1998 - 282 pages
...tolled the death knoll for many ancient deities: XIX The Oracles are durnm, No voice or hideous humm Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo...divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving . . . The lonely mountains o 're, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard, and loud lament;...
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Asian and Jungian Views of Ethics

Carl B. Becker - Philosophy - 1999 - 146 pages
...of this advent on the cosmos. "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," Milton tells us (stanza xix): The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. "A voice of weeping and great lament" is heard, rising from mountains, shores, "haunted...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...scaly horror of his folded tail. 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' (1645) 'The Hymn' st. IX 27 The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Uelphos leaving. 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' (1644) 'The Hymn' st. 19 513 Pillows his chin...
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Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History

Gerald Finley - Architecture - 1999 - 280 pages
...in Turner's mind when he embarked on the composition for this picture: The oracles are dumm, No more or hideous Hum Runs through the arched roof in words...his shrine Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphose leaving And sullen Moloch fled, Hath left in shadows dred, His burning idol all the...
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Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories

Gene Wolfe - Fiction - 2001 - 384 pages
...the boy's. "Send back their song to them." "I must hear it first," he told her, and cupped both ears. The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No trace or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. The boy grinned, and...
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Female & Male Voices in Early Modern England: An Anthology of Renaissance ...

Betty Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott - Social Science - 2000 - 411 pages
...his usurped sway, And wrath to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. 19 The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep ofDelphos io leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Shakespeare and Religions

Peter Holland - Literary Collections - 2001 - 372 pages
...never were or at least had become silent, as John Milton put it, on the morning of Christ's nativity: The oracles are dumb. No voice or hideous hum Runs...divine. With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. 2'' peter Milward, Religions Controversies of the Jacobean Age: A Survey of Printed Sources (Lincoln,...
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