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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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Selections from the writings of lord Byron, by a clergyman [W. Elwin].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1854
...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...again With curses cast them down upon the dust, And guash'd their teeth and howl'd : the wild birds shriek'd And, terrified, did flutter on the ground,...
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The National Preceptor: Or, Selections in Prose and Poetry: Consisting of ...

Jesse Olney - Readers - 1854 - 324 pages
...black. 3. 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 look'd up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The.pall of a past world; and then a'gain With curses cast them down upon the dust, And gnash'd their...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...despairing light \V ore an unearthly aspect, as by fits The flashes fell upon them ; some lay down A nd Olid their eyes and wept; and some did rest Their chins...to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, andjooked up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The pall of a past world ; and then again With curses...
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A System of Elocution: With Special Reference to Gesture, to the Treatment ...

Andrew Comstock - Elocution - 1855 - 381 pages
...did rest Their chins I upon their clinched hands, and smil'di ; | And others hurried to and fro, I and fed Their funeral piles with fuel, and look'd...disquietude on the dull sky, | The pall of a past worldv ; I and then again With curses, cast them down upon the dust', | And gnash'd their teeth1, |...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - English essays - 1856 - 762 pages
...lay down I their eyes and wept ; and some did rest Of chins upon their clenched hands, andimtl'd ! And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral...up With mad disquietude on the dull sky, The pall oi a post world ! and then again With curfes cast them down upon the dust, And gnash'd their teeth,...
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The Ladies' Pulpit Offering

William Cecil Duncan - Baptists - 1856 - 335 pages
...blackening in the moonless air." Morn will come, and go; and come, and bring no day. Man will look up ' ' with mad disquietude on the dull sky, the pall...of a past world ; and then again with curses cast him down upon the dust, and gnash his teeth, and howl." Rivers, lakes, and oceans, all shall stagnate...
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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

Readers - 1856 - 500 pages
...this their desolation ; and all hearts Were chilled into a selfish prayer for light. Some lay down, 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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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1857 - 448 pages
...black. The brows of men, by the f unearthly light, Wore an unearthly + aapect, as 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 smil'd; And others hurried to and fro, and fed Their funeral piles with +fuel,...
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The book of recitations [ed.] by C.W. Smith

Charles William Smith (professor of elocution.) - 1857
...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 Fheir chins upon their clenched hands, and smiled ; And others hurried to and fro, and fed fheir funeral...
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The Science and Art of Elocution and Oratory: Containing Specimens of the ...

Worthy Putnam - Elocution - 1858 - 407 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,...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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