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" I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: To which is Prefixed, a Life of the ... - Page 6
by Alexander Pope - 1846
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Police Files: The Spokane Experience 1853-1995

M. Kienholz - 1999
...department, became some of the commissioner's loudest critics, recalling Alexander Pope's politicians: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. Most commissioners and some chiefs are not street smart and it is easy to convince such persons that...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 278 pages
...fatigu'd I said, Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, The Dog-star rages! Nay 'tis past a doubt. All Bedlam or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each...or what Shades can hide? They pierce my Thickets, thro' my Grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the Chariot, and they...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...fatigu'd I said, Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each...each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.16 The connection between Parnassus and Bedlam is more than a convenient way for Pope to denigrate...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - Poetry - 2004 - 553 pages
...I said, \J Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages ! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each...my thickets, through my Grot they glide; By land, by water, they renew the charge; They stop the chariot, and they board the barge. No place is sacred,...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 pages
...knocker, fay I'm fick', I'm dead ! The dog-ftar rages ! nay, 'tis paft a doubt, All Bedlam or ParnafTus is let out : Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land *. THIS abrupt exordium is animated and dramatic. Our poet, wearied with the impertinence and ilander...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - History - 2006 - 904 pages
...Twickenham: Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd I said, Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, What Walls can guard me, or what Shades can hide? They pierce my Thickets, thro' my Grot they glide, . . . (lines 1-2, 7-8, p. 96) Pope's entreaty to his friend profanely echoes...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...past a doubt Sirius (associated with August) All Bedlam, or Parnassus is let out: Bethlehem hospital Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave,...my thickets, through my grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the chariot, and they board the barge. No place is sacred,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2007
...spaces. Pope, the successful poet, is besieged by aspiring authors, with "Papers in each hand," who "rave, recite and madden round the land. | What Walls...or what Shades can hide? They pierce my Thickets, thro' my Grot they glide" (5-8). So the poem acts pre-emptively, opening itself by closing the door,...
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Elvis: the Fairy Tale

Poet Laureate Jean Elizabeth Ward - Poetry - 2008 - 148 pages
...Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The dog-star rages! Nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedham, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers...hand, They rave, recite, and madden 'round the land. Excerpt from poem Epistle to Several Persons: Dr. Arbuthnot (Lines 1-6) By Alexander Pope PICTURES...
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