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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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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...obeys 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...expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sickening stars fade off th'ethereal plain; As Argus' eyes by Hermes' wand oppressed, Closed one by...
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The Concerto: A Listener's Guide

Michael Steinberg - Music - 1998 - 506 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. Ernest Chaussoii Amedee-Ernest Chausson was born in Paris on 20 January 1855 and died at Limay, near...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 262 pages
...final apocalypse is an unconscious attack on his own habitual optimism, literalism, and "Lockeianism". Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires ( The Dunciad, 63 1 - 634) Philosophy, that leaned on Heav'n before, Shrinks to her second cause, and...
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Alexander Pope: The Poet and the Landscape

Mavis Batey - Architecture - 1999 - 135 pages
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大阪大学文学部紀要, Volumes 10-12

Philology - 1963
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The Complete Critical Guide to Alexander Pope

Paul Baines - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 219 pages
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British Literature 1640 - 1789: An Anthology

Robert DeMaria, Jr. - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 976 pages
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The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth, and Science

Raymond L. Lee, Alistair B. Fraser - Philosophy - 2001 - 393 pages
...darkness: "She comes! she comes! the sable Throne behold / of Night Prima:val, and of Chaos old! / Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, / And all its varying Rain-bows die away" (Pope 1978, p. 583 [Dunciad 4.629-32; first published 1742)). 13. Gove 1961, vol. 2, p. 1876. Optically...
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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2001 - 493 pages
...misleading vanity; but it is an art rendered powerless by the onset of an invincible (and feminine) Chaos: Before her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its...momentary fires. The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. Thus at her felt approach, and secret might, Art after Art goes out, and all is Night. (11.631-4,639-40)...
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The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems

Alexander Pope - Fiction - 2003 - 280 pages
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