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" On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet stood ; (Loose his beard and hoary hair, Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air,) And with a master's hand and prophet's... "
Nature of the mind - Page 342
by John Mason Good - 1834
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Gardens and the Picturesque: Studies in the History of Landscape Architecture

John Dixon Hunt - Architecture - 1994 - 388 pages
...material — with suitable Snowdonia scenery: O« a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway 's foaming flood, Robed in the sable garb of woe, With...eyes the poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air) And, with a master's hand, and prophet's fire, Struck...
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Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art ...

Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff - Art - 1999 - 383 pages
...Edward III, avenger of his father Edward II, as the scourge [Fig. 42] utilizes Gray's description: Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Stream'd, like meteors, to the troubled air). In his illustration, Blake transferred the meteor image...
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The Making of Percy's Reliques

Nick Groom - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 290 pages
...Medieval Epic Poem', in Selected Essays: 1954-1945, ed. Richard Recs (1961), 55. 5 Macpherson and Percy On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed m the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hait Streamed,...
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Leonardo's Nephew: Essays on Art and Artists

James Fenton - Art - 2000 - 283 pages
...following passage: On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in a sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood;...hair Stream' d, like a meteor, to the troubled air) . . . Gray's poem is one of the foundation stones of Romanticism, and this passage shows us how that...
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Blake's Water-colours for the Poems of Thomas Gray: With Complete Texts

William Blake - Art - 2000 - 128 pages
...old Conway'i foaming flood. Robed in the fable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet ftood ; (Loofe his beard, and hoary hair Stream 'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air ;) And with a matter's hand, and prophet's fire, Struck the deep furrows of his lyre: 'Hark, rm • A PINDARIC ODE....
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Leonardo's Nephew: Essays on Art and Artists

James Fenton - Art - 2000 - 283 pages
...the Bards, that fell into his hands, to be put to death." Jones takes off from the following passage: On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood, Robed in a sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood; (Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream 'd,...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...borrowed 'from a well-known picture of Raphael, representing the Supreme Being in the vision of Ezekiel: With haggard eyes the poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air) And, with a master's hand and prophet's fire, Struck...
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The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy

Ian Balfour - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 346 pages
...Gray's "The Bard," a poem that would deeply impress Blake, the titular hero does cut a prophetic figure: On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er old Conway's...eyes the poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air) And, with a master's hand and prophet's fire, Struck...
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Mantik: Profile prognostischen Wissens in Wissenschaft und Kultur

Wolfram Hogrebe - Divination - 2005 - 300 pages
...Niederschlag: „On a rock, whose haughty brow Frowns o'er Conway's foaming flood, Robed in the säble garb of woe With haggard eyes the poet stood; (Loose his beard and hoary hair Streamed, like a meteor, to the troubled air) And, with a master's hand and prophet's fire, Struck...
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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

Aaron Santesso - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 221 pages
...creating a sort of linguistic nostalgia. The numerous grammatical inversions are perhaps the most obvious: With haggard eyes the Poet stood; (Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air) (18-20) More subtly, certain passages replicate what...
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