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" It was not even the dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness — without a place; There were no stars — no earth — no time — No check — no change — no good — no crime — But silence, and a stirless... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 204
1817
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Memoirs of the Right Honourable William, Second Viscount Melbourne, Volume 2

William Torrens McCullagh Torrens - 1878
...day, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness without a place. A silence and a stiriess breath That neither was of life or death. A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless. DANGEROUS ILLNESS. 379 Books, old and new, but especially the former, he devoured insatiably as ever...
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Memoirs of the Right Honourable William, Second Viscount Melbourne, Volume 2

William Torrens McCullagh Torrens - 1878
...day, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness without a place. A silence and a stirless breath That neither was of life or death. A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless. Books, old and new, but especially the former, he devoured insatiably as ever—with his eyes: but...
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Simple English poems, ed. by H.C. Bowen

Herbert Courthope Bowen - 1879
...absorbing space, And fixedness — without a place ; There were no stars — no earth — no time — 245 No check — no change — no good — no crime —...silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! 250 A light broke...
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The poetical works of lord Byron, ed. with a critical mem. by W. M. Rossetti

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1880
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy ahsorhing space, And fixedness — without a place : odest way : Suppress, then, some slight feminine diseases...heroes as Heaven pleases. x. Fair Adeline, the mo hreath Which neither was of life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, houndless, mute, and...
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Education, Volume 17

Education - 1897
...mind seeks relief in opposites, and the stillness of solitary confinement, where there are — * * * " No stars, — no earth, — no time, No check, —...no crime, — But silence and a stirless breath," — tends to produce hallucinations of sound. While noise and sound usually destroy or interrupt silence,...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1065 pages
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight ; Hut vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place : — and St. Nicholas too. And then in a twinkling 1 stirlcss breath Which neither was of life nor death : — A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless,...
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The Elocutionist's Annual ...: Comprising New and Popular Readings ...

Mrs. J. W. Shoemaker - Readers - 1881
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight ; But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place ; There were no stars, no earth, no time, No check,...silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death — A sea of stagnant idleness, VI. A light broke in upon my brain — It was the carol of...
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Poetry of Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1881 - 276 pages
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness — without a place ; There were no stars — no earth — -no time —...silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! A light broke in upon...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1881 - 1002 pages
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight ; But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place ; Down the dark future, through long generations, The...cease ; And like a bell, with solemn, sweet vibration nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! x. A light broke in...
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Poetry of Byron, chosen by M. Arnold

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1881
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness — without a place ; There were no stars — no earth — no time — No...silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! A light broke in upon...
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