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" The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest... "
The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life - Side 338
af John Milton - 1855 - 491 sider
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England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic ...

James Chandler - 1999 - 606 sider
...the fulfillment of the plan of the God of Scripture. One stanza from the Ode suffices to illustrate: The Oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphus leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from the prophetic...
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Soldier and Scholar: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve - 1998 - 430 sider
...magnus mihi donat Apollo" ("Great Apollo taught me to foresee the future")—Horace, Satires 2.5.60. 3. "The oracles are dumb, / No voice or hideous hum /...shrine / Can no more divine, / With hollow shriek the step of Delphos leaving. /No nightly trance or breathed spell, / Inspires the pale-eyed priest from...
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Julio Cortázar: New Readings

Julio Cortázar - 1998 - 260 sider
...these verses to Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" is striking: "The oracles are dumh, / No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." 13. See, eg, Hopscotch, chapter 1 8. where Oliveira exclaims: "ieh Cartesius viejo jodido!" (eh Canesius,...
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Asian and Jungian Views of Ethics

Carl B. Becker - 1999 - 146 sider
...of this advent on the cosmos. "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity," Milton tells us (stanza xix): The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. "A voice of weeping and great lament" is heard, rising from mountains, shores, "haunted springs," "consecrated...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 sider
...scaly horror of his folded tail. 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' (1645) 'The Hymn' st. IX 27 The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Uelphos leaving. 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' (1644) 'The Hymn' st. 19 513 Pillows his chin...
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Strange Travelers: New Selected Stories

Gene Wolfe - 2001 - 384 sider
...the boy's. "Send back their song to them." "I must hear it first," he told her, and cupped both ears. The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No trace or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. The boy grinned, and...
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Female & Male Voices in Early Modern England: An Anthology of Renaissance ...

Betty Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott - 2000 - 411 sider
...his usurped sway, And wrath to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. 19 The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep ofDelphos io leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Shakespeare and Religions

Peter Holland - 2001 - 372 sider
...never were or at least had become silent, as John Milton put it, on the morning of Christ's nativity: The oracles are dumb. No voice or hideous hum Runs...divine. With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. 2'' peter Milward, Religions Controversies of the Jacobean Age: A Survey of Printed Sources (Lincoln,...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 sider
...of Christ makes the gods dumb: The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arch'd roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. Gods become accidents in substance. Dante, in the Paradiso, so describes the apprehension of divine...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 sider
...wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail.0 XIX The oracles are dumb,0 No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving.0 No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell....
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