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" That host with their banners at sunset were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For the angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed... "
The complete works of lord Byron with a biogr. and critical notice by J. W. Lake - Page 298
by George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1825
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The Buried City of the East, Nineveh: A Narrative of the Discoveries of Mr ...

James Silk Buckingham - Nineveh (Ancient city) - 1851 - 310 pages
...this day sometimes envelope and destroy whole caravans. Byron has adopted this view in his lines " Tor the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed." A tradition preserved by Herodotus, who received it from his favourite i Isaiah xxxvii. 36....
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742 Heart Warming Poems

1982 - 333 pages
...were seen; Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown . For the Angel of Death spread his wings...the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill , And their hearts but once heaved, and...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 1993 - 512 pages
...were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For the Angel of Death spread his wings...the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved — and...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown. That host on the morrow lay wither'd and strown. For the Angel of Death spread his wings...And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd; in And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill. And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever...
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James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age

James G. Hershberg - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 948 pages
...passage from Lord Byron's "The Destruction of Sennacherib": For the Angel of Death spread his winds on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'd. It quickly became known that among those responsible for the introduction of gas warfare by Germany...
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Renewal Theology: Systematic Theology from a Charismatic Perspective

John Rodman Williams - Religion - 1996 - 1452 pages
...depicts this judgment. After speaking of how the Assyrian host "lay withered and strown," Byron writes: have noted, there were three successive creative passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and...
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The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity

John F. A. Sawyer, John Frederick Adam Sawyer - Religion - 1996 - 281 pages
...the leaves of the forest when autumn has blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown . . . And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved and forever grew still . . . And there lay the rider, distorted and pale, With the dew on his brow and...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...on the sea. When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. 1942 'The Destruction of Sennacherib' G9эt _ z | NN8 5+Ao @%m Ţ ѭ _ 4~7 r X i 1} ͒ v c passed. 1943 To Eliza' Still I can't contradict, what so oft has been said, "Though women are angels,...
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Chapters into Verse: A Selection of Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 2000 - 512 pages
...were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For the Angel of Death spread his wings...the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed; And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved— and...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 4

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Suzanne Romaine, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 783 pages
...Destruction of Semnacherib (33a), or of lyric elegy, as in Hardy's dactylic The Voice (33b): (33) a. For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,...And the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill (Byron 1815) b. Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me, Saying that now you are not as you...
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