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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 the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...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...rain-bows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fin's, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one at dread Medea's strain, The sickening...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1812
...the pow'r. She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chans old ! 630 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, 635 The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 58

England - 1845
...Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! Before her fancy's gilded clonds decay, And all its varying raiubows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires,...The sick'ning stars fade off the ethereal plain ; As Argus's eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd one by one to everlasting rest ; Thus at her felt approach,...
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Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold: Containing ...

John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton - Italian literature - 1818 - 384 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. Nor public flame nor private dares to shine, Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine. Lo ! thy...
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Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold:: Containing ...

John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton, Torquato Tasso, Cola di Rienzo - Italian literature - 1818 - 384 pages
...obeys the power. She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne hehold, 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. Nor public fame nor private dares to shine, Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine. Lo ! thy dread...
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Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold: Containing ...

John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton, Torquato Tasso, Cola di Rienzo - Italian literature - 1818 - 576 pages
...dreary interval, and a faint voice remind some future age, that Italy was once the land of poets. 326 Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. Nor public flame nor private dares to shine, Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine. Lo ! thy...
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Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold: Containing ...

John Cam Hobhouse Baron Broughton - Italian literature - 1818 - 576 pages
...dreary interval, and a faint voice remind some future age, that Italy was once the land of poets. 326 Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, 'and in a flash expires. Nor public flame nor private dares to shine, Nor human .-park is left, nor glimpse divine. Lo ! thy...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1849
...Before her, faney's gilded elouds decay, And all its varying rainhows dip away. Wit shouts in vain his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one hy one, at dread Medes's strain, The sickening stars fide oli'the ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes, hy...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade oft' the' etherial plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, 6'7 Closed...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 42

British poets - 1822
...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...expires, As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade off the' etherial plain; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, 537 Closed...
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