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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 Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836
...distress ; and night, Ev'n in the zenith of her dark domain, It 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 fulfilled: r'atf drop the curtain ; I can lose no more. Silence and Darkness!...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

James Boswell - 1836
...a lover or a tyrant, but every reader is interested when he hears that " Creation sleeps ; 't is ag the general pulse Of life stood still, and 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,...
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The Elements of English Composition

David Irving - English language - 1836 - 407 pages
...through the west, where sinks the crimson day, Meek Twilight slowly sails, and waves her banners grey. Night, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty now stretches forth Mason. Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumb'ring world.— Young. In these instances, it may be presumed...
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The Complaint: Or, Night Thoughts

Edward Young - Didactic poetry, English - 1837 - 293 pages
...reason lost. .nly change of pain: • for severe: i distress; and night, •dark domain, of my fate. Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless...pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause; An awfu! pause! prophetic of her end. And let her prophecy be soon fulfill'd: Fate! drop the curtain;...
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The Complaint and Consolation; Or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death and ...

Edward Young - 1837 - 288 pages
...ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world. H0 Silence how dead ! and darkness how profound ! Nor...nor listening ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps. "I'is as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pauie : An awful pause ! prophetic...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 1

1837
...Young — who has ever surpassed the awful and well-known description of the silence of night ? — " Creation sleeps ; 'tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause." — Night Third. Or the vivid portrait of a person terrified at his perilous situation, where " hopes...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...proudest tone Of thy bold harp, green Isle ! — the Hero is thine own. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME TO MAN. NIGHT, sable goddess ! from her ebon throne, In rayless...made a pause; An awful pause ! prophetic of her end. The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in...
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The moral and intellectual school book

William Martin - Readers - 18?? - 348 pages
...rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power. And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable...world : Silence, how dead ! and darkness, how profound 1 Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds : Creation sleeps. — 'Tis as the general pulse Of life...
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Lives of Sacred Poets, Volume 2

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - Poets, English - 1838 - 363 pages
...Nature's birth, And Nature's shield the shadow of his hand ; and the impressive description of night: Creation sleeps ; 'tis as the general pulse Of life...nature made a pause ; An awful pause ; prophetic of its end ; are all inspired by a spirit of equal dignity and power. The last lines, Mrs. Piozzi informs...
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The baptist Magazine

1838
...alike suspended. Every thing is quiet and in a state of deep repose. " Creation sleeps ; 'tis as if the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause." So also with the spiritual sleeper; — the stillness of death is upon him. None of the powers of his...
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