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" Made prostitute and profligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use, Whose harmony was first ordain'd above For tongues of angels, and for hymns of love... "
Poems, now first collected - Page 310
by Chandos Leigh (1st baron.) - 1839
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The North American Review, Volume 21

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1825 - 504 pages
...excellence. With how much deeper feeling, might he have adopted the words of a less gifted poet — O gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of Poesy ? Made prostitute and piofligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use. Before the date of the letter just quoted,...
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A Review of the Character and Writings of Lord Byron

Andrews Norton, Willard Phillips - 1826 - 194 pages
...excellence. With how much deeper feeling, might he have adopted the words of a less gifted poet — O gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of Poesy ? Made prostitute and profligate tbe Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use. Before the date of the letter just quoted, he had...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 18

Thomas Curtis - Aeronautics - 1829
...unhallowed. Milton. Far hence bu souls profane , The Sibyl cried, and from the grove abstain. Dryden. How far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy...Made prostitute and profligate the muse, Debased. /* You can banish from thence scurrility and profineness, and restrain the licentious insolence of...
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Thirty Years Passed Among the Players in England and America: Intersperesed ...

Joe Cowell - Actors - 1844 - 112 pages
...street, and Elliston got peal on peal of applause, and the performance proceeded. CHAPTER XIX. " Oh, gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy 1 Made prostitute and profligate the muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use : Whose harmony...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1853 - 840 pages
...beauteous frame she left behind ! Return to fill or mend the choir of thy celestial kind. * * О gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy Made prostitute and profligate tne Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use, Whose harmony...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 802 pages
...Than was the beauteous frame she left behind. Return to fill or mend the choir of thy celestial kind. O gracious God! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy ? Made prostitute find profligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use, Whose harmony was first ordahvd...
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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - English literature - 1860 - 428 pages
...these lines, the overflowing, apparently, of a conscience inflamed against the sin they decry: — " O gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesie — Made prostitute and profligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use ! O wretehed...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863 - 788 pages
...was the beauteous frame she left behind. Return to fill or mend the choir of thy celestial kind. 0 gracious God! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy 1 Made prostitute and profligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use, Whose harmony was...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems, Tales, and ...

John Dryden - 1867 - 558 pages
...For all thy blest fraternity of love Solemnized there thy birth, and kept thy holyday above. * Iv. offence, I Made prostitute and profligate the Muse, Debased to each obscene and impious use, Whose harmony was...
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The Lafayette Monthly, Volume 3

1872 - 488 pages
...poetlaureate, and sacrificed purity of language to please a corrupt court. In his own language we can say, " O gracious God ! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy?" These eminent poets were thus shorn of their fair locks and compelled to grind in the prison-house...
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