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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 British Satirist: Comprising the Best Satires of the Most Celebrated ...

Satire, English - 1831 - 388 pages
...She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold* Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! Before herj fancy's gilded clouds decay; And all its varying rainbows...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade off the ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'dj Closed one...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1835
...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...flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, 63o The sickening stars fade off the ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Closed...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: With a Memoir of the Author, Notes, and ...

Alexander Pope - 1835
...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...flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, 635 The sickening stars fade off the ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Closed...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq., to which is Prefixed ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836
...Before her, fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainhows die away. Wit shoots in vain his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one hy one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade oIf the ethereal plain; ; As Argus' eyes,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839
...come» ! she comes ! the sable tin-one behold * Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! Befor.' lier, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rainbows...vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a Hash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade off the ethereal plain...
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Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ..., Volumes 5-6

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1845
...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 ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppressed, Closed one...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 58

England - 1845
...the pow'r. ' 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...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58

England - 1845
...gilded clouds decay, And all its varying raiubows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, Tho meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one,...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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Encyclopędia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 19

Edward Smedley - 1845
...imagination, but leave no durable effect. Dryden. Prose H'orhs, vol. ii. p. 41U. The Life of Plutarch. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in »flash expires. Pope. The Dunciad, book iv. HART. Yet it is sometimes too late with some of your young,...
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