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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, Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1822
...the Pow'r. 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...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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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 5

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1822
...the Pow'r. 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...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,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...obeys the power. She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold Of Night primœval, and of Chaos old I b f jJa sickening stars fade offth' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd one by...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...primum, quem postremum, asptra Virgo, Dejicis ? aut quot humi morientia corpora fundis ?" Virg. W.\ 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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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1824
...primum, quem postremum, aspera Virgo, Dejicis ? aut quot humi morientia corpora fundis ?" Virg. W.\ 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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The Poetical Works of Alex. Pope: With a Sketch of the Author's Life

Alexander Pope - 1825 - 524 pages
...the power. She comes ! she comea 1 the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! 030 Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, . The sickening stars fade offth" ethereal plain; REMARKS. Ver. 620. Wits Наve short memories,] This seems...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...sable throne behold Of Night prinuEval, and of Chaos old ! Before her, Faney's gilded elouds deeay, rder, all involving and entire. He too beholding in...swift eontingenee, all sueeessive ties )f aetion p siekening stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd one by...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1826 - 133 pages
...obeys the power. She comes ! ehe comes f the sable throne be Of night primeval, and nj Chaos old I , his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain,...
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The Poetical Works, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1828
...here represented as advancing to extinguish the light of the Of night primeval, and of Chaps old 630 Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson - 1830 - 484 pages
...She comee ! she comes ! &c.] Here the muse, like- Jove's eagle, after a sudden stoop at ignoble game, to hope a poet for their friend 7 What Richlieu wanted, Louis scarce could his momentary tires. The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain,...
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