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" Yet must I think less wildly :— I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain became, In its own eddy boiling and o'erwrought, . A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame : And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poison'd. "
Cęsar Borgia, by the author of 'Whitefriars'. - Page 206
by Emma Robinson - 1846
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The Visionary Company: A Reading of English Romantic Poetry

Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 477 pages
...his own aspiration that he turns from it in his very next stanza: Yet must I think less wildly: — I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame. Yet to cease in this wild thinking is to submit one's thoughts to others, and Byron says of his Childe...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 16

English literature - 1816
...self-wounding reflection which our poet has so forcibly Ascribed in his own burning language : ' • I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame' — —to stoop, in short,, to the realities of life ; repent if we have offended, and pardon if we...
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Byron: A Poet Before His Public

Philip W. Martin, Martin Philip W - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 253 pages
...the prospect of proceeding beyond making a few appropriate gestures: Yet must I think less wildly: - I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tis too late! Yet...
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The Works of Lord Byron: With an Introduction and Bibliography

George Gordon Byron - Poetry - 1994 - 860 pages
...And feeling still with thee in my crusb'd feelings' dearth. ТП. Yet must I think less wildly:— d 1 And representative of the Unknown — Who chose...atari Centre of many «tarsi which mak'st our •n : And thus, untaught in youth my hear to tame, My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tin too late! Tet...
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Lord Byron: The Critical Heritage

Andrew Rutherford - Reference - 1995 - 513 pages
...and self-wounding reflection which our poet has so forcibly described in his own burning language: I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame — — to stoop, in short, to the realities of life ; repent if we have offended, and pardon if we...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...birth, And feeling still with thee in my crush'd feelings' dearth. VII Yet must I think less wildly: — I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'er-wrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame. My springs of life were poison'd, Tis too late! 60 Yet...
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Selected Poems

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poetry - 1996 - 830 pages
...And feeling still with thee in my crush'd feelings' dearth. VII 55 Yet must I think less wildly: - I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, 60 My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tis too late! Yet...
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From Enlightenment to Romanticism: Anthology II

Ian L. Donnachie, Ian Donnachie, Carmen Lavin - History - 2004 - 400 pages
...birth, And feeling still with thee in my crush'd feelings' dearth. Yet must I think less wildly: — I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poison'd. 'Tis too late! 60 262...
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Sincerity’s Shadow

Deborah FORBES, Independent Scholar Deborah Forbes - Poetry - 2004 - 244 pages
...cast, / To act and suffer."43 At times, this sin seems to be nothing less than interiority itself: ... I have thought Too long and darkly, till my brain...o'erwrought, A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame, My springs of life were poison'd.44 This passage presents...
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The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-century ...

Deborah Lutz - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 117 pages
...expresses his autoerotic subjectivity: "I have thought /Too long and darkly, till my brain become, / In its own eddy boiling and o'er-wrought / A whirling gulf of phantasy and flame: / And thus, untaught in youth my heart to tame . . ." (3.7.1-5). The fascination of Byronism revolves...
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