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" He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of death is fled ; The first dark day of nothingness, The last of danger and distress ; (Before Decay's effacing fingers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers... "
The works of lord Byron - Page 62
by George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1826
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The British review and London critical journal, Volume 5

1813
...this poet so delights to indulge. " He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of'-death is fled ; The first dark day of nothingness, The last,...• Have swept the lines where beauty lingers) And marked the mild angelic air — The rapture of repose that's there — The fixed yet tender traits...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 21

1812
...more exquisitely finished, than any that we can now recollect in the whole compass of poetry. ' He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...danger and distress ; ( Before Decay's effacing fingers I lave swept the lines where beauty lingers,) And mark'd the mild angelic air—- The rapture of repose...
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The Port Folio

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1813
...Athens. — FORT FOLIO. Receives him by the lovely light That bent becomes an eastern night. He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...air — The rapture of repose that's there — The fii'd yet tender traits that streak The langour of the placid cheek, And — but for that sad shrouded...
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The Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical ...

Books - 1813
...more exquisitely finished, than any that we can now recollect in the whole compass of poetry. " He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere, the first day of...air — The rapture of repose that's there — The fixed yet tender traits that streak The languor of the placid cheek, And — but for that sad shrouded...
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Quarterly Review, Volumes 9-10

English literature - 1813
...eastern audience, and of the grotesque declamation and gestures of the Turkish story-teller. ' He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...angelic air— The rapture of repose that's there— The fixed yet tender traits that streak The languor of the placid cheek, And—but for that sad shrouded...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 10

1813
...Rush the night-prowlers on the prey, And turn to groans his roundelay.! i>. 3. V<, X. Tt ' He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...swept the lines where beauty lingers, ) And mark'd the mild.angelic air — The rapture of repose .that's there — The fixed yet tender traits that streak...
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal

English literature - 1813
...but which is an instance of the extended simile in which this poet so delights to indulge. " He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...fingers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers) And marked the mild angelic air — The rapture of repose that's there — The fixed yet tender traits...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 10

1813
...and we cannot refrain from quoting the following highly wrought and characteristic specimen. ' He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of...of danger and distress ; (Before Decay's effacing fmgers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers,) And mark'd the mild angelic air — The rapture...
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The giaour, a fragment of a Turkish tale, Volume 3

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1813
...inheritors of hell — 65 So soft the scene, so form'd for joy, So curst the tyrants, that destroy ! He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of death is fled ; The first dark day of nothingness, 10 The last of danger and distress ; (Before Decay's effacing fingers Have swept the lines where beauty...
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The Giaour: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1814 - 75 pages
...bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of death is fled ; The first dark day of nothingness, 70 The last of danger and distress ; (Before Decay's...the lines where beauty lingers.) And mark'd the mild angchc air — The rapture of repose that's there— 73 The fixed yet tender traits that streak The...
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