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" But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 315
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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A view of society and manners in Italy

John Moore, Robert Anderson - English literature - 1820
...about four miles in circumference, whose surrounding hills are covered with tall and shady trees. Here Black melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like...scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green. I never saw a place more formed for contemplation and solemn ideas. In ancient times there was a temple...
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Travels in Italy, Greece and the Ionian Islands: In a Series of ..., Volume 1

Hugh William Williams - Greece - 1820
...CAMALDOLl. can hardly believe that the majestic organ, or the voices of the choir, will again sound, where " Black melancholy sits, and round her throws " A death-like silence, and a dread repose." Our way to the Sanctuary of Camaldoli lay over mountains, through woods and valleys ; but we often...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 5

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 807 pages
...maid : But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles, and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like...murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horrour on the woods. Yet here for ever, ever must I stay ; Sad proof how well a lover can obey ! Death,...
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An Autumn Near the Rhine; Or Sketches of Courts, Society, and Scenery in ...

Charles Edward Dodd - German poetry - 1821 - 602 pages
...almost increased its character of picturesque and solitary gloom. This was a sort of scene where :— " Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like...Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades ev'ry flower, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 32

Nineteenth century - 1892
...several miles away at the back of the picture. This is the art of Mrs. Lynn Linton. Like melancholy, Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades...green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods And adds a browner horror to the woods. It is as old as human nature, this proneness to denigration : not...
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A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794

Ann Ward Radcliffe - Europe
...round her throws A death-like filence, and a dread repofe ; Her gloomy prefence faddens all the fcene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green, Deepens...the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror o'er the wood?." The The river, expanding into a vaft bay, feems nearly furrounded by mountains, that...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...terror But o'er the twilight groves, and dusky caves, 163 Long-sounding isles, and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like...Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades ev'ry flow'r, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner...
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The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered

Margaret Anne Doody, Professor of English Margaret Anne Doody - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 288 pages
...around her convent: Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades ev'ry flow'r, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods. (Eloisa to Abelard, lines 167-70) Eloisa's inner activity distorts the church service, even as the...
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The History of Emily Montague

Frances Brooke, Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts - Poetry - 1985 - 459 pages
...Abelard," 1717, 11. 169-70; Eloísa is describing a scene near her convent where "Black Melancholy" now "Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, / And breathes a browner horror on the woods." See The Twickenham Edition. Vol. 2, p. 333. 305.12-13 Si. Joseph, the patron of Canada} St. Joseph...
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Abandoned Women and Poetic Tradition

Lawrence Lipking - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 300 pages
...maid: But o'er the twilight groves, and dusky caves, Long-sounding isles, and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like...Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades ev'ry flower, and darkens ev'ry green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner...
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