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" Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree ? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. "
The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the Accession of ... - Page 453
by Malcolm Laing - 1804
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Beyond Superstructuralism: The Syntagmatic Side of Language

Richard Harland - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 259 pages
...applies when poetry accentuates the syntagmatic side of language. Consider again my example from Milton: The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. Here the meaning of the whole stretches even further than usual away from the individual words. It...
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The Poems of Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Turner Smith, Stuart Curran - Medical - 1993 - 335 pages
...however, will surely be understood — I address the Moon when not visible at night in our hemisphere. "The Sun to me is dark, / And silent as the Moon / When she deserts the night, / Hid in her secret interlunar cave." Milton. Samson Agonistes [lines 86-89]. Sonnet 79. Line 7. bells ... dyes:...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant, interlunar cave. To live a life half-dead, a living death. The poem is a journey from darkness, as Samson moves from...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! 7657 Samson Agonistes lie. 7457 Areopagitica 7658 Samson Agonistes To live a life half dead, a living death. 7659 Samson Agonistes Ran on embattled...
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Milton's Poetry of Independence: Five Studies

George H. McLoone - Poetry - 1999 - 160 pages
...thou great Word, Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. (lines 83-89) The creational image is partly a memory of Genesis, a primary epic, and this significant...
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Eclipse: A Celestical Shadow Play

B. S. Shylaja, H. R. Madhusudan - Eclipses - 1999 - 149 pages
...and thou great Word, Let there be light and light over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant, interlunar cave" A lunar eclipse mesmerized Thomas Hardy (1903): "At a Lunar Eclipse Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to...
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The Aspern Papers and Other Stories

Henry James - Fiction - 2000 - 212 pages
...great speech in Milton's Samson Agonistes - as usual in James, the allusion is glancingly pointed: The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. xxxviii. 26. What I had lately. . . to say: at the end of the Preface to vol. XV of the New York Edition,...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 570 pages
...dark, dark, dark, amid the bla2e of noon, Irtecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant, inrerlunar cave. To live a life half-dead, a living death. The poem is a journey from darkness, as...
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The Earliest Wordsworth: Poems, 1785-1790

William Wordsworth - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 141 pages
...perish heart to heart.' 50 An allusion to Milton's lament for his blindness, Samson Ayonistes 86-89: The sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When...deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. 51 Glow-worms were common in England until the mid-twentieth century; the female gives off light to...
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John Milton: Paradise regained and Samson Agonistes

John Martin Evans - Literary Collections - 2002 - 396 pages
...thou great Word, Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime deeree? The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vaeant interlunar eave. (/l. 8o-89) But Milton's blindness, whatever its eause, was not the resnlt...
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