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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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Plutarch on the delay of the deity in the punishment of the wicked

Plutarch - Punishment - 1844 - 171 pages
...of the Saviour's advent, as follows : The oraclea are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through ihe arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo, from his shrine...breathed spell, Inspires the pale•eyed priest from the prophetic cell. 5. ei fi&tiov .... fiiov, though it may refer to moral conduct, can also be understood...
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The Classical Museum, Volume 1

Leonhard Schmitz - Classical literature - 1844
...poetical than exact. The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Rings through the arched roof with words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more...divine With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. But the two cliffs of the overhanging steep, the clear stream which issues from the huge cleft that...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 11

Child rearing - 1845
...earlier pieces, the departure of these pretended deiies on the eve of the blessed Nativity. •, " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell " The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 7

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1845
...Nativity. The spirit and tone of Milton's lines are scarce surpassed by any thing even in his later works : "The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and loud...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...And cast the dark foundations deep, And bid the weltering waves their oozy channel keep. The oracles2 are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the...breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping3 heard and...
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A Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - Authors, English - 1845 - 443 pages
...description of the origin of its multitudinous gods look tame beside the mighty lines of Milton :— " The oracles are dumb No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine, Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Views and Reviews in American Literature: History and Fiction

William Gilmore Simms - American literature - 1845
...idea very nobly, in his hymn on the Nativity : " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum, Rune through the arche'd roof in words deceiving, Apollo...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." The genius of the Christian faith had as effectually cowed that of the Aztec religion, as that of Cortes...
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A Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - Authors, English - 1845 - 443 pages
...description of the origin of its multitudinous gods look tame beside the mighty lines of Milton :— " The oracles are dumb No voice or hideous hum Runs...roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine, Can uo more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell...
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Sketches of Modern Literature, and Eminent Literary Men ...

George Gilfillan - Authors - 1846
...description of the origin of its multitudinous gods look tame beside the mighty lines of Milton : " The oracles are dumb : No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine, Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Titan: A Monthly Magazine..., Volume 2

1846
...looks tame beside the mighty lines of Milton : — * The, oracles are dumb No voice or hideous hum Buns through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo...shrine, Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightiy trance or breathed spelt InspireĽ the pale-eyed priest from the...
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