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" It is a mockery, all that is reported of the influential Phoebus. No true poem ever owed its birth to the sun's light. They are abstracted works — " Things that were born, when none but the still night, And his dumb candle, saw his pinching throes. "
The Last Essays of Elia: Being a Sequel to Essays Published Under that Name - Page 276
by Charles Lamb - 1833 - 283 pages
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson - 1811
...soul To rive his stained quill up to the back, And dauin his long-watch'd labours to the fire; Things that were born when none but the still night, And his dumb candle, saw his pinching throes: Were not his own free merit a more crown Unto his travails than their reeling claps? This 'tis that...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 2

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...soul To rive his stained quill up to the back, And damn his long-watch' d labours to theJire ; Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle, saw his pinching throes ; Were not his own free merit a more crown Unto his travails than their reeling claps. This 'tis that...
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The North American Review, Volume 63

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1846
...and contempt are exhausted to cover his opponents with infamy. He speaks of his own works as " Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle say his pinching throes " ; and he closes with a lofty expression of his own studious habits and devotion...
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The North American Review, Volume 63

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1846
...and contempt are exhausted to cover his opponents with infamy. He speaks of his own works as " Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle say his pinching throes " ; and he closes with a lofty expression of his own studious habits and devotion...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1901
...Goldsmith was born at Pallas, near Ballymahon, Longford, 10 Nov., 1728.1 QUOTATION WANTED.— Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb caudle saw his pinching throes. HF [Ben Jonson, ' The Poetaster,' Act V., last scene.] PARISH REGISTERS.—An...
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A Man

J. D. Bell - Conduct of life - 1850 - 452 pages
...Hence, we may conclude that there is a certain reward to the author whose book contains " Things which were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle saw his pinching throes." Such books are justly called workt. But that author has doubly failed whose production has brought...
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The Archæology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland

Sir Daniel Wilson - Archaeology - 1851 - 714 pages
...halls, rich with truthful imaginings, mingled with his curious but thoughtful jests : — " Things that were born, when none but the still night, And his dumb candle, saw his pinching throes." In truth, these dwellings, constructed with such laborious ingenuity in every district of Scotland,...
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ESSAYS AND REVIEWS.

EDWIN P. WHIPPLE - 1851
...and contempt are exhausted to cover his opponents with infamy. He speaks of his own works as " Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle saw his pinching throes ;J) and he closes with a lofty expression of his own studious habits and devotion to letters : —...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1851
...halls, rich with truthful imagining, mingled with his curious but thoughtful jests : — " ' Things that were born when none but the still night And his dumb candle saw bis pinching throes.' In truth, these dwellings, constructed with such laborious ingenuity in every...
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Miscellaneous Publications, Volume 1

Amherst College - 1851
...matter to her if in forming those lines, he has consumed whole hours of patient, persevering labor, " When none but the still night, And his dumb candle saw his pinching throes." None at all ; but she stands ready, more likely, to pierce that interesting little volume with the...
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