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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

DR. WARBURTON - 1856
...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...strain, The sick'ning stars fade off the ethereal plain; \s Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Closed one by one to everlasting rest; Physic of metaphysic...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 pages
...THE DUNCIAD. 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 opprest, Closed one by...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1859
...obeys the power. She conies ! 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 th' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest,687 Clos'd one...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1859 - 478 pages
...power. She comes ! she conies ! the sable throne behold * Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! liefore y arms she slipp'd like empty Or dreams, the vain...and thus with sighs replied : ' Fly"st thou, loved sickening stars fade off the ethereal plain ; As Argus* eyes3 by Hermes' wand opprest, Closed one by...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...Ami all its varying rainbows die away. Wii shoots in vain his momentary Irres, The meteor drops, anil in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars lade oft" the ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand opprcss'd, Closed one...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...power. She comes ! she comes ! lhc sable throne behold Of night primeval, and of Chaos old ! liefore her Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying...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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Dyce - 1863
...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 th' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand opprest,687 Clos'd one...
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The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Issue 76, Volume 13

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1829
...concludes 1 : — She comes, she comes ! the sable throne behold ! Of Night primaeval 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 Art student

...catastrophe of the Dunciad, the empire of dnlness, a dreary reality — Before her, fancy's gilded elouds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away ; Wit...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, Close one by...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volumes 11-12

1865
...1 the snble throne behold 1 Of night primeval and of Chaos old ; Before her, Fancy's gilded clonds decay, And all its varying rainbows die away , Wit...strain, The sick'ning stars fade off the ethereal plain ; 4 As Argus' eye, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Closed one by one to everlasting rest ; — Thus, at...
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