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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 poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...the Pow'r. She comes! she comes! the sable Throne behold2 Of Night primseval 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 3, 635 The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd...
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The Religious Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 45

Unitarianism - 1871
...an organ : " 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. 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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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 24

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1871
...British senate was once famous. " Before them Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying rambows die away ; Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops and in a flash expires." We have now, however, said enough to prove our point, which is this, that owing to a variety of causes,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With memoir, critical diss., and ...

Alexander Pope - 1872
...the power. She comes ! she comes ! the sable throne behold Of Night primeval, and of Chaos old ! eso Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain ; As Argus' eyes, by Hermes' wand oppress'd, Closed one by one to everlasting rest...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1872
...concludes : — * "She come?, 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 oppress'd, Closed, one...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1873
...the poem : — 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. Wit shoots in vain his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. ****** See skulking Truth to her old...
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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...the poem : — 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. Wit shoots in vain his momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. * See skulking Truth to her...
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Miscellanies...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1873 - 592 pages
...concludes :* — ' She comes, she comes 1 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; AVit shoots in vain its momentary tires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As, one by one,...
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Philosophy of English Literature: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the ...

John Bascom - English literature - 1874 - 318 pages
...excessive. " 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. * English Humorists. \ Ibid. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th'...
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...* * * In vain, in vain—the all-composing hour Resistless falls : the Muse obeys the power. 620 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, Closed one by...
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