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" But hail! thou Goddess sage and holy! Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's... "
The beauties of English poetry, selected from the most esteemed authors, by ... - Page 56
edited by - 1804
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...pensioners of Morpheus' train. 10 But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight. And therefore to our weaker view 1 S O'er-laid with black, staid Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister...
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Deverell - 1813
...adopting in preference the grave sedate character of countenance ascribed to him in the first note. Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view 15 O'erlaid with black staid wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memmon's sister might...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...sage and holy! Hail, divine-.! Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense othuman sight ; And therefore to our weaker view O'erlaid...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem : Or that starr'd Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise...
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Poems on various subjects: selected to enforce the practice of virtue, and ...

E Tomkins - English poetry - 1817 - 260 pages
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess sage and holy! Hail, divinest Melancholy ! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem : Or that starr'd Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's praise...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 35

England - 1834
...uses the pearly atmosphere, but likewise dips her pencil in the clouds, and if there be any thing ' " Whose saintly visage is too bright, To hit the sense of human sight," she therefore glazes them over— " To our weaker view O'erlaid with black, staid wisdom's hue." Pictor....
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 10

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1818
...something emblematical in these lines — Hail, thou goddess sage and holy, Hil, H ivines I Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'trJaid with black, sti.iJ wisdom's hue. // Ptnseroso. Contemplative melancholy is again alluded to...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy! Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense...Wisdom's hue ; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that starr'd Ethiop queen, that strove To set her beauty's praise...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 4

1819
...something emblematical in these lines — Hail thou goddess sag* and holy. Hail divines! Melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, And therefore to our weaker view O'er laid with black, staid wisdom's hue. // Penseroso. Contemplative melancholy is again alluded to...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Electronic book - 1820 - 807 pages
...fickle pensioners of Morpheus' train. But hail, thou goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest Melancholy j oves to dwell With Friendship, Peace, and Contemplation...many, rack'd with honest passions, droop In deep reti stiiid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem. Or that starr'd...
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Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth: Delivered at ...

William Hazlitt - Dramatists, English - 1821 - 356 pages
...folly without father bred ! . , . . But hail, thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail, divinest melancholy, Whose saintly visage is too bright To hit the sense of human sight, &c." The same writer thus moralises on the life of t man, in a set of "similes, as apposite as they...
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