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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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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...obeys the power. She comes! she comes! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade off th'ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand oppressed, Closed one by...
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The Concerto: A Listener's Guide

Michael Steinberg - Music - 1998 - 506 pages
...obeys the power. She comes! She comes! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old! Before her Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires, The meteor drops and in a flash expires. Ernest Chaussoii Amedee-Ernest Chausson was born in Paris on 20 January 1855 and died at Limay, near...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...final apocalypse is an unconscious attack on his own habitual optimism, literalism, and "Lockeianism". Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires ( The Dunciad, 63 1 - 634) Philosophy, that leaned on Heav'n before, Shrinks to her second cause, and...
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The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science

Raymond L. Lee, Alistair B. Fraser - Philosophy - 2001 - 393 pages
...darkness: "She comes! she comes! the sable Throne behold / of Night Prima:val, and of Chaos old! / Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, / And all its varying Rain-bows die away" (Pope 1978, p. 583 [Dunciad 4.629-32; first published 1742)). 13. Gove 1961, vol. 2, p. 1876. Optically...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2001 - 493 pages
...misleading vanity; but it is an art rendered powerless by the onset of an invincible (and feminine) Chaos: Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires. The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. Thus at her felt approach, and secret might, Art after Art goes out, and all is Night. (11.631-4,639-40)...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...obeys the power. She comes, she comes! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval and of Chaos old! Before her fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away. 40 For the childlike in Pope see Martindale (1983); fora brilliant account of the Dunciad along these...
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What is History For?

Beverley C. Southgate - History - 2005 - 214 pages
...it's for. 4 Order She comes! she comes! the sable Throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old! Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. (Alexander Pope)^ The threat of an imminent return to 'Chaos old', with its associated primeval night...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Collections - 2007 - 283 pages
...concludes:* — "She comes, she comes! the sable throne behold! Of night primeval and of Chaos old; Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...sick'ning stars fade off the ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, 10 poor-devil author. B ] poor devil, the author. PACT] poor devil...
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