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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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Studies in English Literature

John Dennis - English literature - 1876 - 444 pages
...commemorated : " She comes I 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, Close one by...
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The impeachment of Mary Stuart ... and other papers historical and biographical

sir John Skelton - 1876
...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 varying rainbows die away. Thus at her felt approach, and secret might, Art after art goes out, and nll is night. See skulking...
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Nine Lectures on Preaching: Delivered at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut

Robert William Dale - Preaching - 1877 - 302 pages
...between the vestry and the pulpit they had seen the sable throne of the goddess of the " Dunciad," — " Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. 1 " Society and Solitude." English reprint, p. 59. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening...
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Nine Lectures on Preaching: Delivered at Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut

R. W. Dale - Electronic book - 1877 - 302 pages
...between the vestry and the pulpit they had seen the sable throne of the goddess of the " Dunciad," — " Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. 1 " Society and Solitude." English reprint, p. 59. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 143

English literature - 1877
...obeys the power. 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...rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires Tho meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As ono by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars...
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Questions of belief

Edward Livermore Burlingame - Nineteenth century - 1878
...hour Resistless falls : the muse obeys the power. Before her fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all the varying rainbows die away. Wit shoots in vain its...momentary fires; The meteor drops and in a flash expires. Such literally is the effect with which atheism threatens the present resources of life. Incur own...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...of civilization: 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...Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drnps, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dre^d Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off...
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Valuation in Criticism and Other Essays

F. R. Leavis, G. Singh - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 309 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...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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Carter

Elliott Carter - Music - 1989 - 318 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...momentary fires, The meteor drops and in a flash expires. Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine; Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine! Lo! thy...
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The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800: Image, Object, Text

Ann Bermingham, John Brewer - History - 1997 - 548 pages
...Pope's Dunciad: She comes1 she comes1 the sable Throne behold Of ,\'ighl Primaeval, and of Chaos old1 Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The stck' ni ng stars fade off th'ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd one by...
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