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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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A Greek Anthology

Joint Association of Classical Teachers - Foreign Language Study - 2002 - 179 pages
...considerable literary influence. John Milton wrote in his Hymn: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity: The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roofs in words deceiving. And Elizabeth Barrett Browning in The Dead Pan (1844) reworked Plutarch:...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...the grounds of our own existence. In Milton's "Nativity Ode" the birth of Christ makes the gods dumb: The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arch'd roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail.0 XIX The oracles are dumb,0 No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving.0 No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell....
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The Omphalos and the Cross: Pagans and Christians in Search of a Divine Center

Paul Ciholas - Religion - 2003 - 513 pages
...(NPNF-2 IV) 62. Chapter 4 Rise anb e Defp^ic Oracfe The Oracles are dumm, No voice or hideous humm Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo...divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. — Milton, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, st. 19 The end of life lies in achieving communion...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 415 pages
...which are to be found many ftrokes of the fublime. thufiafm, that reigns in the following ftanzas ; The oracles are dumb*, No voice or hideous hum, Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving ; No nightly trance, or breathed fpell, Infpires the pale-ey'd prieft from the prophetic cell. . Such...
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Biblical and Classical Myths: The Mythological Framework of Western Culture

Northrop Frye, Jay Macpherson - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 471 pages
...bright looks of his parents, Psyche named him Pleasure. VIII. The Passing and Afterlife of the Gods The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. Milton The gods of the Greeks and Romans had many ways of making their will known to...
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The Classical Papers of A. E. Housman: Volume 2, 1897-1914, Volume 2

F. R. D. Goodyear - History - 2004 - 488 pages
...Laut- und Formenlehre' of H. Hirt. But not all the oracles are dumb : there is one shrine at which a voice or hideous hum runs through the arched roof in words deceiving : KuehnerBlass 1 ii p. 292 ' the ending -a10s is found outside its proper sphere, namely the adjectives...
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Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of ...

Daniel B. Smith - Psychology - 2007 - 254 pages
...world forever. Hence, John Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity": The Oracles are dumb,No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed Priest from the prophetic cell.25 And AE Housman's "The Oracles": Tis mute, the word they went to hear on high Dodona...
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