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" A fearful hope was all the world contained ; Forests were set on fire — but hour by hour They fell and faded — and the crackling trunks Extinguished with a crash — and all was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect,... "
The Works of Lord Byron - Page 145
by George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1843
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...was black. The brows, of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them; some lay down And hid their eyes and...Their chins upon their clenched hands and smiled; And other? hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and look'd up With mad disquietude...
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The Sixth Reader of the Popular Series

Marcius Willson - Readers (Elementary) - 1882 - 544 pages
...black. 3. " The brows of men, by the despairing light, Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flushes fell upon them. Some lay down, And hid their eyes,...and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clinched hands, and smiled; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 2

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1883
...was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them; some lay down And hid their eyes and...again With curses cast them down upon the dust, And gnashed their teeth, and howled: the wild birds shriek'd, And, terrified, did flutter on the ground,...
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New Elocution and Vocal Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1883 - 504 pages
...black. The brows of men, by the despairing light, Wore an unearthly aspect, as, by fits, The flashes fell upon them. Some lay down, And hid their eyes,...did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd: And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and looked up With mad...
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New Elocution and Voice Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1857 - 504 pages
...black. The brows of men, by the despairing light. Wore an unearthly aspect, as, by fits, The flashes fell upon them. Some lay down, And hid their eyes,...did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd ; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and looked up, With...
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Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel

Ignatius Donnelly - Atlantis - 1883 - 452 pages
...was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them ; some lay down And hid their eyes and wept ; and some did rest Their chius upon their clinched hands and smiled ; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles...
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New Elocution and Voice Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1883 - 504 pages
...And hid their eyes, and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd: And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and looked up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The pall of a past world; and then, again, With curses,...
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Favorite Poems: Selected from English and American Authors

Joseph H. Head - American poetry - 1884 - 456 pages
...was black. The brows of men by the despairing light Wore an unearthly aspect, ns by fits The flashes fell upon them: some lay down And hid their eyes, and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clinched hands, and sighed; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and...
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Bell's Ladies' Reader: a Class-book of Poetry for Schools and Families. With ...

David Charles Bell - 1885
...black! The brows of men, by the despairing light, Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them ! some lay down And hid their eyes...and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and looked up With mad disquietude on the dull sky — The pall of a past world ; and then again With curses...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...their eyes and wept; and some did rest Their chins upon their clenched hands and smiled; And other? hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with...and then again With curses cast them down upon the duet. And gnashed their teeth, and howled : the wild birds shriek'd. And, terrified, did nutter on...
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