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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... "
A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ... - Page 243
by Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
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Sketches of Modern Literature, and Eminent Literary Men ...

George Gilfillan - Authors - 1846 - 508 pages
...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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The Quarterly Review, Volume 79

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1847 - 578 pages
...discomfiture of paganism in a chant that will remind the reader of a later and loftier strain : — ' The oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.' 182 Bishop Newton, in a note on this passage, remarks lhat Milton ' builds on the common hypothesis...
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Bishop Jeremy Taylor, His Predecessors, Contemporaries, and Successors: A ...

Robert Aris Willmott - 1847 - 352 pages
...Morning of our Lord's Nativity.1 That noble poem, 1 Compare, particularly, the following stanza: — " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." written in the youth of his intellect, could scarcely have been unknown to Taylor. From this chapter,...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 50

English literature - 1847 - 482 pages
...dark, unpeopled world." Every where unbelief, shallow, sensual, withering, prevailed. At its voice, " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires 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...
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The Book of Symbols: A Series of Seventy-five Short Essays on Morals ...

Robert Mushet - Ethics, Ancient - 1847 - 524 pages
...actions. But now, says our greatest poet, in language full of music, and poetry truly divine, — " The oracles are dumb : No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell." 1 0. Porphyry, one of the deepest of the mystic school, in a curious passage, has presented to us another...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 79

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1847 - 592 pages
...discomfiture of paganism in a chant that will remind the reader of a later and loftier strain : — 4 The oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.' 182 Bishop Newton, in a note on this passage, remarks that Milton ' builds on the common hypothesis...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 50

1847 - 488 pages
...dark, unpeopled world." Every where unbelief, shallow, sensual, withering, prevailed. At its voice, " The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...Inspires 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...
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847 - 604 pages
...his usurped sway ; And wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swindges the scaly horror of his folded tail. The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847 - 712 pages
...his usurped sway ; And, wroth to see his kingdom fail, Swinges the scaly horror of his folded tail. e : No grape that's kindly ripe could be So round,...too wide a peck : And, to say truth (for out it must pale-cy'd priest from the prophetic cclL The lonely mountains o'er, And the resounding shore, A voice...
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Peter Jones, an autobiography. Stage 1

Peter Jones (fict.name.) - 1848 - 228 pages
...passed away. CHAP XIII. THE WITCH OF ENDOR. " 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." MILTON — Hymn of the Nativity. " There are numbers of the like kind, especially if you include dreams...
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