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" 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... "
Selections from Ovid and Virgil: a shorter handbook of Latin poetry ; with ... - Page 5
by James Hobbs Hanson - 1865 - 770 pages
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The Speaker Or Miscellaneous Pieces Selected from the Best English Writers ...

William Enfield - 1804 - 418 pages
...hue ; Black , but such as in esteem, Prince Memnon's sister might beseem , Or that starr'd Ethiope queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above The sea-nymphs , and their powers offended : Yet thou art higher far descended ; The bright-hair'd Vesta, long of yore, To solitary Saturn bore...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805 - 924 pages
...unluckily, is from my breast Hal'd out to murder. Stakspiart. s. Decorated with stars. That starr d Ethiop queen, that strove To set her beauty's praise above The sea-nymphs. Milieu. He furious hurl'd against the ground His sceptre, starr'd with golden studs around. Pope. STA'RRV....
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 408 pages
...Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem, I'rince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that starr'd Ethiope queen that strove To set her beauty's praise above The sea-nymphs, and their pow'rs offended; Yet thou art higher far descended. Thee bright-hair'd Vesta long of yore To solitary...
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Literature, Modern - 1807 - 696 pages
...black, staid Wisdom's fade; • Black, Inn such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem, Or that starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's...above The sea-nymphs, and their powers offended." Melancholy is here represented, it was first observed, as a negro, for what else can be implied by...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810 - 540 pages
...staid 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 above The Sea-Nymphs, and their powers offended: Yet thou art higher far descended : Thee bright-hair'd Vesta, long of yore, To solitary Saturn bore...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810 - 418 pages
...staid 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 above The Sea-Nymphs, and their powers ofFendejl: Yet thou art higher far descended : Thee bright-hair'd Vesta, long of yore, To solitary...
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Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and ...

Elizabeth Tomkins - English poetry - 1817 - 276 pages
...staid 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 above The sea-nymphs, and their powers offended : Yet thou art higher far descended : Thee bright-hair'd Vesta long of yore To solitary Saturn bore;...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 832 pages
...Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Memnon's sister might beseem. Or that starr'd Etliiop f-valui : Yet thou art higher far descended : Thee bright-hair' d Vesta, long of yore, To solitary Saturn bore...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 17

British poets - 1822 - 296 pages
...staid 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 above The sea-nymphs, and their powers offended : Yet thou art higher far descended : Thee, bright-hair'd Vesta, long of yore, To solitary Saturn bore...
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Literature, Modern - 1807 - 706 pages
...with black, staid Wisdom's hue; Black, but such as in esteem Prince Menmon'8 sister might beseem, Or that starred Ethiop queen that strove To set her beauty's...above The sea-nymphs, and their powers offended." Melancholy is here represented, it was first observed, as a negro, Tor what else can be implied by...
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