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" WHEN the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies dead — When the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shed. When the lute is broken, Sweet tones are remembered not ; When the lips have spoken, Loved accents are soon forgot. As music and splendour... "
Colossi: A Lyric Anthology. I - Page 125
edited by - 1906 - 202 pages
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Land of the Golden Clouds

Archie Weller - Australia - 1999 - 378 pages
...live, me say!' There was a brief pause broken only by the cracked voice of Prince Michael of the Ants. When the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies...the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shed. 'And what stupidity is that the old fool dribbles from his penis now?' growled Wunda, still keeping...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...[Prometheus, to Earth] Words are quick and vain. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1820, Prometheus Unbound, I 39:63 When the lute is broken, / Sweet tones are remembered...lips have spoken, / Loved accents are soon forgot. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1822, 'Lines: When the Lamp is Shattered' 39:64 But with your Rubarb words you...
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Leaves of Prayer: Scriptural Passages and Catholic Reflections for Those Who ...

Anthony R Brach - Religion - 2002 - 196 pages
...sun, his legs were like columns of fire... My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky... When the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies...the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shed. —Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). When the Lamp is Shattered [1822], st. 1. It was a comfort in...
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An Integral View Of Poetry: An India Perspective

Vinayak Krishna Gokak - 1975 - 224 pages
...good illustration of this kind of vision. More organically many-faceted is the imagery in Shelley's : "When the lamp is shattered "The light in the dust...When the cloud is scattered The rainbow's glory is shedWhen the lute is broken Sweet tones are remembered not; When the lips have spoken, Loved accents...
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A Daughter's Journey

Annie Golding - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 152 pages
...a mother Who I can love And that was you He made a mother Who I could always Look up to I love you When the lamp is shattered The light in the dust, lies dead When the clouds are scattered The rainbows glory shed When the lips have spoken Love accents are soon forgot....
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...bed; And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone, Love itself shall slumber on. When the Lamp Is Shattered When the lamp is shattered The light in the dust lies...spoken, Loved accents are soon forgot. As music and splendour Survive not the lamp and the lute, The heart's echoes render No song when the spirit is mute...
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The Hummingbird Cabinet: A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collectors

Judith Pascoe - Antiques & Collectibles - 2006 - 222 pages
...incantatory loveliness, for example, of "Lines: When the lamp is shattered," in which Shelley writes, "When the lute is broken, / Sweet tones are remembered...When the lips have spoken, / Loved accents are soon forgot."6 The guitar also evoked the poet's romantic longings, his construction of an idealized romance...
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Shelley and the Romantic Imagination: A Psychological Study

Thomas R. Frosch - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 359 pages
.... A particularly fierce and pessimistic recasting of the Immortality Ode puts it more dramatically: "When the lamp is shattered / The light in the dust lies dead" (H, 667). In his search for a lost glory, the Alastor Poet journeys eastward to the Indian Caucasus,...
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Into My Own: The Remarkable People and Events That Shaped a Life

Roger Kahn - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 320 pages
...said, "but there is one of those lyrics that I do like a lot. By Shelley. You know the one. It begins: When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead. " I noticed on a transcript that in addition to academic courses Roger was taking something called...
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