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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 Director [ed. by T.F. Dibdin]. - Page 83
edited by - 1807
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 18

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...RHYMESTERS. Shut, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, 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 through the land. What walks...
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Standard English Poems: Spenser to Tennyson

English poetry - 1899 - 749 pages
...1735) P. Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued 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: ALEXANDER POPE . 189 5 Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round...
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Anthology of Magazine Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - American poetry - 1928
...position: "Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd, 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." That they...
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The Dartmouth, Volume 1

1867
...Arbuthnot : "Shut, shut the door, good John, fatigued I said, Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The dogstar rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam or Parnassus is let out j * Fire in each eye and papers in each hand They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...maintained: Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued, 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. . . . Is there...
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One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature

George Lewis Levine, Alan Rauch - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 359 pages
...verse was as antithetical to true poetry as madness to sanity, sickness to health. When The dog star rages! Nay, 'tis past a doubt All Bedlam or Parnassus is let out. A cordon sanitaire to protect the healthy was the only answer: Shut, shut the door, good John.27 Other...
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Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters

Mary A. Favret - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 284 pages
...begins : Shut, shut the door, good John! 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.56 At the other end of the century, however, a loosely defined and broadly discursive letter "to...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...'Shut, shut the door, good John!', fatigued I said, i '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. By land, by...
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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 278 pages
...respect: Shut, shut the door, good John! 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 eye, and Papers in each hand They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What Walls...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...(1735): Shut, shut the door, good John*, 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 eye, and Papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.16 The connection...
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