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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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Pope: The Dunciad

Howard Erskine-Hill - Verse satire, English - 1972 - 72 pages
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Heroic Nature; Ideal Landscape in English Poetry from Marvell to Thomson

Jeffry B. Spencer - English poetry - 1973 - 319 pages
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The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century

Martin Price - Literary Collections - 1973 - 800 pages
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The Penguin Book of Eighteenth-century English Verse

Dennis Davison - English poetry - 1973 - 321 pages
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Lord Nelson Tavern: A Novel

Ray Smith - Canadian fiction - 1974 - 160 pages
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Sydney Studies in English

English literature - 1975
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A Preface to Pope

I. R. F. Gordon, Jan R. Gordon - Verse satire, English - 1976 - 195 pages
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...obeys the Pow'r. 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...dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th'ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand opprest, Clos'd one by one to everlasting rest; Thus...
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