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" Night primeval and of Chaos old ! Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars... "
The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures - Page 185
by William Makepeace Thackeray - 1854 - 297 pages
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...the Pow'r. She comes ! fhe comes ! the fable Throne behold Of Night Primaeval, and of Chaoi old ! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. As one by one, at dread...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1752
...the Pow'r. She comes ! fhe comes ! the fable Throne behold Of Night Primaeval, and of Chaos old! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. REMARKS. VER. 624.*T7.?# Venal quiet, end &c.] It were a Problem worthy the folution of that profound...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...the Pow'r. She comes ! fhe comes ! the fable Throne behold Of Night Primzval, and of Chaos old ! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. REMARKS. worthy the fotation...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...fundis?" Virg. She comes! me comes! the fable Throne behold Of Nipbt Primaeval, and of Chaos old ! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit moots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flam expires. As one by one, at dread...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...• " She comes ! fhe comes ! the fable Throne " behold " Of Night primaeval, and of Chaos old ! .*' Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, " And all its varying Rain-bows die away. *' Wit (hoots in vain its momentary fires, " The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. " As one by one, at...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 34, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...SCRIBL. She comes ! (he comes ! the fable Throne behold Of Night Primaeval, and of Chaos old ! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. As one by one, at dread...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...obeys the Pow'r. She comes ! me comes ! the fable Throne behold Of Night Primaeval, and of Chaos old ! Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay,, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. . Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expire''.J As one by one, at...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. in Six Volumes Complete: The dunciad, in ...

Alexander Pope - 1787
...primum, quern poftremum affera Virgo <> Pejecis ? .ml quot iuimi, merientia corf era fundis .'" VUG. Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. As one by one, at dread...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 47

English poets - 1790
...Hrft place Wot otu the Colours of Fancy, and damp the fire of 'Wit, before they proceed to their work. Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit fhoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flafh expires. As one by one at dread...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...the pow'r. She comes! she comes! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! 650 Before her Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, ., 635 Ttf^ick'ning stars fade oif the ethereal plain; As Argus's eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd...
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