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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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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Bind 37

1856
...radiant past ! " Of Marathon and Salamis 1 of wisdom, eloquence and song — " All silenced now ! — " The oracles are dumb : " No voice or hideous hum "..." With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. " What fates were hers, since Japheth's son set foot npon her soil — " Javan to Otho I " Marathon...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Bind 6

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1844
...savage deities might well be silent. Milton embodies the idea very nobly, in his hymn on the Nativity : "The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum, Runs...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." The genius of the Christian faith had as effectually cowed that of the Aztec religion, as that of Cortes...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...And cast the dark foundations deep, And bid the weltering waves their oozy channel keep. The oracles2 are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the...mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping3 heard and loud lament : From haunted spring and dale, Edged with poplar pale, The parting...
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The Southern Quarterly Review, Bind 7

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1845
...Nativity. The spirit and tone of Milton's lines are scarce surpassed by any thing even in his later works : "The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cellThe lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and loud lament ;...
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A Gallery of Literary Portraits

George Gilfillan - 1845 - 443 sider
...description of the origin of its multitudinous gods look tame beside the mighty lines of Milton :— " The oracles are dumb No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine, Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Sketches of Modern Literature, and Eminent Literary Men ...

George Gilfillan - 1846
...description of the origin of its multitudinous gods look tame beside the mighty lines of Milton : " The oracles are dumb : No voice or hideous hum Runs...shrine, Can no more divine With hollow shriek the sleep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...throne. And then at last our blUs, Full and perfect i", But now begins ; for, from this happy dny, hem is undone ; For streaks of red were mingled there, Such as are on a Cath'rine pear, The side that's pale-cy'd priest from the prophetic cclL The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice...
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The Metropolitan, Bind 50

1847
...dark, unpeopled world." Every where unbelief, shallow, sensual, withering, prevailed. At its voice, " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." The Jews themselves had become dead to the great truths their religion embodied. They had sunk the substance...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Bind 50

1847
...dark, unpeopled world." Every where unbelief, shallow, sensual, withering, prevailed. At its voice, " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." The Jews themselves had become dead to the great truths their religion embodied. They had sunk the substance...
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847
...limits bound. Not half so far casts his usurped sway ; And wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swindges the scaly horror of his folded tail. The oracles are...No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd priest, from the prophetic cell. The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice...
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