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" Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing cheek, his sinking heart confess The might — the majesty of Loveliness... "
THE DUBLIN PENNY JOURNAL - Page 286
by Philip Dixon Hardy - 1836
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The Bridal Bouquet Culled in the Garden of Literature

Henry Southgate - Love poetry - 1873 - 388 pages
...river Without a main. Would I had loved thee never, Florence Vane ! Philip P. Cooke. THE LIGHT OF LOVE. Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray ? Who doth not fret until his failing sii;ht Faints into dimness with its own delight ! • •*••*...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...roses they twine, And all, save the spirit of man, is divine ? The Bride of Abydos. Canto i. St. I. Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing...
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Mrs. Greville, Volume 1

Ursula (pseud.) - 1874
...cheering another, and stealing into all! Truly thou art a divine attribute, but how hard to paint! " Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of beauty's heavenly ray ?" for there is a beauty far beyond that of mere form—a beauty which is the child of the heart—which...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...virgins are soft as the roses they twine, And ajl, save the spirit of man, is divine ? Canto j. St. I. Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray ? \Vho doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, 1 Know'st...
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Dick's Recitations and Readings, Issue 6

William Brisbane Dick - Readers - 1877
...; Was she — the daughter of that rude old Chief, Who met the maid with tears— but not of grief. Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray ? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing...
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Der griechische Roman und seine Vorläufer

Erwin Rohde - Greek fiction - 1876 - 552 pages
...Gebrauch1). Häufig vergleichen sie die vollkommene Schönheit mit einem Götterbilde 2) ; 1 ) Who nas not proved, how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly r»y? Byron (Tbe bride of Abydos). 4») (Vgl, Cicero d. not. deor. I § 84.) 4) Eine treffende Bemerkung,...
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Der griechische Roman und seine Vorläufer

Erwin Rohde - Greek fiction - 1876 - 552 pages
...áa-ceTot xai <jú¡j.¡AETpoi, xaXoi S' oü. Aristóteles eth. Nicom. IV 7 p. 1123b, 7. 1) Who has not proved, how feebly words essay To fix one spark of Beauty's heavenly ray? Byron (The bride of Abydos). Abschilderung der einzelnen Bestandteile der Schönheit konnten aber...
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Love at First Sight: A Novel

Henry Curling - English fiction - 187? - 114 pages
...Byron, naturally concluding that the two poets together must make a monstrous impression : — " ' Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of beanty's heavenly ray? Who doth not feel, nntil his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own...
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Personal Appearance and the Culture of Beauty: With Hints as to Character

Thomas S. Sozinskey - Beauty, Personal - 1877 - 196 pages
...measure pretty exactly the heart and mind of acquaintances, friends, and lovers. WHAT IS BEAUTY? " Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of beauty's heavenly ray ?"—BYRON. VARIOUS are the definitions of beauty. Socrates speaks of it as " a short-lived tyranny;...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - Quotations, English - 1878 - 340 pages
...aspect and her eyes ; Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. Beauty. — Who hath not proved how feebly words essay To fix one spark of BEAUTY'S heavenly ray ? Who doth not feel, until his failing sight Faints into dimness with its own delight, His changing...
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