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" Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. Silence how dead! and darkness how profound! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general... "
A poetical grammar of the English language - Page 92
by Robert Clarke (schoolmaster.) - 1855
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The Complaint: Or Night Thoughts, and the Force of Religion

Edward Young - Didactic poetry, English - 1826 - 288 pages
...ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. 20 Silence how dead ! and darkness how profound ! Nor...Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause ; An erwful pause ! prophetic of her enfl. And let her prophecy be soon fulfill'd : Fate ! drop the curtain...
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Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1826 - 237 pages
...general. Every reader is not either a lover or a tyrant, but every reader is interested when he hears that Creation sleeps ; 'tis as the general pulse Of life...nature made a pause ; An awful pause — -prophetic of its end. "This (said he) is true; but remember that taking the compositions of Young in general, they...
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The Complaint: Or Night Thoughts, and the Force of Religion

Edward Young - Didactic poetry, English - 1826 - 288 pages
...distress ; and Night, 15 K'en in the zenith of her dark domam, Is sunshine to the colour of my fate. Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless...forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. 20 Silence how dead ! and darkness how profound ! Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation...
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Specimens of sacred and serious poetry, from Chaucer to the present day ...

John Johnstone - 1827
...distress ; and night, E'en in the zenith of her dark domain, Is sunshine to the colour of my fate. Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless...ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the gen'ral pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end. And...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitations: Founded on the Enquiry in the ...

John Barber - Elocution - 1828 - 300 pages
...distress; and night, Even in the zenith of her dark domain, Is sunshine, to the colour of my fate. Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless...made a pause; An awful pause ! prophetic of her end. And let her prophecy be soon fiulfilPd; Fate! drop the curtain; I can lose no more. Silence, and Darkness!...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - 1828 - 251 pages
...my distress; and Night, Even in the zenith of her dark domain, Is sunshine to the colour of my fate. Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless...how dead: and darkness, how profound! Nor eye, nor list'ning ear, an object finds; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and...
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History of George Godfrey, Volume 1

Thomas Gaspey - 1828 - 306 pages
...deep-toned voice, from the author he had before quoted— " Silence how still! and darkness how profound! Tis as the general pulse of life stood still, And...made a pause— An awful pause, prophetic of her end. And let her prophecy be soon fulfilled. Fate drop the curtain. I can lose no more." The last line,...
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Character, Literary ..., Volume 25

Olinthus Gregory - Authors, English - 1828 - 472 pages
...peu de choses agreables, et leur raison leur apprend en gouter encore moins." Fontenelle. NIGHT. Night, sable goddess, from her ebon throne, In rayless...majesty now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumb'ring world. Silence how dead, and darkness how profound ! Nor eye, nor list'ning ear, an object...
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The Doctrine of the Greek Article: Applied to the Criticism and Illustration ...

Thomas Fanshaw Middleton - Bible - 1828 - 678 pages
...has employed the same mode of speech, without regard to the correctness, which philosophy exacts : " Night, sable Goddess ! from her ebon throne, " In...majesty, now stretches forth " Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumb'ring world. " Nor eye., nor list'ning ear, ap object finds ; " Creation sleeps." NIGHT I. V....
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 1

Books - 1820
...honores." p. 264. The first lines of the following passage remind us strongly of a description of Young : " Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless...majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumb'ring world. Silence, how dead ; and darkness, how profound ! Nor eye, nor list'ning ear, an object...
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