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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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Old favourites from the elder poets, with a few newer friends, a selection ...

Old favourites, Matilda Sharpe - 1881 - 393 pages
...was not night, it was not day, It was not even the dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight. . . . 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, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless. A light broke in upon...
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Poetry of Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 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 — 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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The poetical works of lord Byron. Repr. with life, notes &c. 'Albion' ed

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1881
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place : .( . . — Rut silence, and a stirloss breath Which neither was of life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness,...
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Relfe brothers' model reading-books, in prose and verse, ed., with ..., Volume 5

Richard Fletcher Charles - 1882
...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 ! x. A light broke in...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882
...heavy Bight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixednegs, without a place: There were no star?, — no earth, — no time. No check, — no change, —...silence and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death; A sea of stagnant idleness. Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless!' Manfred is the deification...
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Halleck's New English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1913 - 647 pages
...oppressive vacancy which the Prisoner felt is a wellexecuted piece of very difficult word painting : — " There were no stars, no earth, no time, No check,...But silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was oŁ life nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! " Dramas....
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...dungeon-light So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness — without a place ; nowledge was, in them did dwell, And he a god who...did mightily prevail; She parcell'd out the Bible nor death; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! 250 A light broke in...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place : nor death ; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! 250 A light broke...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness, without a place : There were no stars,—no earth,—no sion of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes...Wordsworth, on the'other hand, was to propose to himself nor death; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless ! 250 It ceased, and...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916
...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 in...
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