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" There was a listening fear in her regard, As if calamity had but begun; As if the vanward clouds of evil days Had spent their malice, and the sullen rear Was with its stored thunder labouring up. "
The Indicator - Page 347
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Wordsworth to Dobell

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1884
...palace-court, When sages look'd to Egypt for their lore. But oh ! how unlike marble was that face : How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more...sullen rear Was with its stored thunder labouring up. One hand she pressed upon that aching spot Where beats the human heart, as if just there, Though an...
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The Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1879
...me to repeat that sentiment in Ecclesiastes ; it speaks of an expression in a man's face : As though the vanward clouds of evil days Had spent their malice, and the sullen rear Was with its storied thunder labouring up. This is why poor Paterfamilias, sitting in the family pew, is not so...
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Lord Byron and Some of his Contemporaries

Edgar Mertner, Leigh Hunt, Leigh Hunt - 1966
...in it. But houses and their customs were different in those days. CALAMITIES FOLLOWING CALAMITIES. There was a listening fear in her regard, As if calamity had but begun ; As if its vamvard clouds of evil days Had spent their malice, and the sullen rear Was tvilh its stored thunder...
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Creature and Creator

Paul A. Cantor - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 223 pages
...power in which Keats's gods exceed us is the power to suffer: But oh, how unlike marble was that face! How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more beautiful than beauty's self. (Hyperion, 1.34-36) Some mourning words, which in our feeble tongue Would come in these like accents...
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The White Peacock

D. H. Lawrence - Fiction - 1983 - 451 pages
...Recollections of Early Childhood' (1807) (line 64). The rest of this passage has no clear source, but cf. ' How beautiful, if sorrow had not made / Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self from Keats's 'Hyperion' (1820), i. 35-6. 70:7 the Kennels. . .Lord Byron. In 1765 the grandfather of...
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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Hermione de Almeida - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 432 pages
...sphinx . . . / When sages look'd to Egypt for their lore. / But oh! how unlike marble was that face: / How beautiful, if sorrow had not made / Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self," Oceanus's thoughtful face of "severe content," Caf's "dusky face" that bears "More thought than woe,"...
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The Argonaut, Volume 5

Arts - 1875
...thrill and haunt the mind. Permit us to recall a few : — " But, oh ! how unlike marble was that face : How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more...sullen rear Was with its stored thunder labouring up." " Some mourning words, which in our feeble tongue Would come in these like accents ; O how frail To...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...right hand lay nerveless, listless, dead, Unsceptred; and his realmless eyes were closed; (1. 18-19) 21 l ne'er come nigh reaching Till he leams the distinction 'twixt singing and pre (1. 35—36) 22 Those green-rob'd senators of mighty woods, Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest...
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The Works of John Keats: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Keats - Poetry - 1994 - 491 pages
...Goddess in fair statuary29 Surpassing wan Moneta by the head, And in her sorrow nearer woman's tears. There was a listening fear in her regard, As if calamity had but begun; 340 As if the vanward clouds of evil days Had spent their malice, and the sullen rear Was with its...
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Selected Poems and Letters of Keats

John Keats, Robert Gittings - English letters - 1995 - 301 pages
...palace court, When sages look'd to Egypt for their lore. But oh! how unlike marble was that face: 35 How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more...had but begun; As if the vanward clouds of evil days 40 Had spent their malice, and the sullen rear Was with its stored thunder labouring up. One hand she...
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