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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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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...obeys 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...Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drdps, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, As Argus's eyes, by Hermes'...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 12

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1847
...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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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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 poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 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. k Dr. Gilbert, Archbishop of York. i This seems to be the reason why the poets, whenever they give...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 9-10

1850
...! she comes 1 the sable throne behold. Of night primeval, and of citaos old ; Before her, Fancy'» 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 opprest, Closed one by...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...she comes! &c.] Here the mute, Jko Jove's eagle, after a sudden sloop at ignoble game, Ilefore hor, 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 English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 309 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, Closed one by one to everlasting rest; — Thus, at her fell approach...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...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 sick'ning stars fade off the ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd,10s...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...with Chaos old. Lo! the great Anarch's ancient reign restor'd, Light dies before her uncreating word : As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; AB Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Clos'd one by one to everlasting rest...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1856
...the power. She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! «so 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, Closed one by one to everlasting rest ; Thus at her felt approach,...
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