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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 Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1857 - 570 sider
...wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. XIX. The oracles are dumb,1 No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. xx. The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard3 and loud lament;...
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The Harvard Classics, Bind 4

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...usurped sway, And, wroth to see his Kingdom fail, Swindges the scaly horror of his folded tail. XIX The Oracles are dumb; No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed Priest from the prophetic cell. XX The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of weeping heard and loud lament; From...
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Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft: Addressed to J.G. Lockhart, Esq

Walter Scott - 1830 - 402 sider
...his earlier pieces, the departure of these pretended deities on the eve of the blessed Nativity. " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...trance or breathed spell ' Inspires the pale-eyed priests from the prophetic cell. " The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice of...
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Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch - 1913 - 2 sider
...the heathen idols at the advent of the Saviour: "The oracles are dumb; No voice or hideous hum Rings through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." In Cowper's poem of "Yardley Oak" there are some beautiful mythological allusions. The former of the...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 sider
...poem that are about the pagan 'gods' of earth, he uses effects of sound in a very different way. xix The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. Here the rhythm is much less complex and hesitant: Milton doesn't have to make the distinction between...
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John Keats

John Barnard, Barnard John - 1987 - 172 sider
...appropriate Milton to Keats's own purposes. Milton, in 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', had written, The oracles are dumb. No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell. (lines 173-80) This is a plangent but strongly ironic account of Christ's birth displacing the superstitious...
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Thebaid IX, Bog 9

Publio Papinio Estacio, Stace, Publius Papinius Statius, Statius - 1991 - 232 sider
...Delphica damnatis tacuerunt sortibus antra', etc., Milton. On the Moruing of Cheist's .\ativity, 173 ff. 'The oracles are dumb. , No voice or hideous hum /...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving'. See further HW Parke and DEW Wormell. The Delphic Oearle ;Oxford, 1956), i. 287 ff. 514 f. Juno's patronage...
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Petrarch's Genius: Pentimento and Prophecy

Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle - 1991 - 224 sider
...Apollo in his poem "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity": The Oracles are dum, No voice or hideous humm Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving, Apollo...No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from the prophetic cell. 93 Petrarch was inclined rather to the judgment of Lucan:...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 sider
...Christ's Nativity' Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. 7541 '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. 7542 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' So when the sun in bed. Curtained with cloudy red. Pillows...
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Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study ...

Longxi Zhang - 1998 - 248 sider
...obsolete on the other. The moment Christ is born in Bethlehem, as Milton envisions it in a famous ode, The Oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." Here the advent of Christ manifests itself, among other things, as a transformation of language, for...
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