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" Let there be lig;ht, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon. When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 10
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...and concluded by fuch exppftulations and wifhes, as reafon too often fubmits $Q learn from defpair : O firft created beam, and thou great word, Let there...over all; Why am I thus bereav'd, thy prime decree j , The fun to me is dark, And filent as the moon, When fhe deferts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788
...amid the blaze of noon, So Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day ! O first ereated beam, and thou great word, Let there be light, and...light was over all ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime deeree? 85 The sun tome is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant...
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Concerts of Antient Music

1791
...welcome day ! Why thus depriv'd thy prime decree? Sun, moon, and ftars, are dark to me 1 ( 4 ) CHORUS. O firft- created beam, and thou great Word ! Let there be light ! and light was over all ; One heav'nly blaze fhone round this -earthly ball ! To thy dark fervant life by light afford. SONG....
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 463 pages
...V-' /I Let there be light, and light was over j!l; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime ;;..-' The fun to me is dark, And filent as the moon When /he deferts the night, Hid in her vacant intcrluiur cave. Since light fo neceflary is to life, And...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

1795
...great word, JLet there be light, and light was over all ; Why am I thns bcreav'd thy prime decree ? The fun to me is dark And filent as the moon, When...fhe deferts the night Hid in her vacant interlunar care. Since light fo neceffary is to life. And almoft life itfelf, if it be true That light is in the...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 3, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipfe Without all hope of day ! O fird created Beam, and thou great Word,. Let there be light,...over all ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree Ï The fun to me is dark, And filent, as the moon When (he deferís the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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Elegiac Sonnets: And Other Poems, by Charlotte Smith. ..., Volume 1

Charlotte Smith - 1800 - 141 pages
...will furely be underftood I addrefs the Moon when not viable at night in our hemifphere. " The Sun to me is dark, " And filent as the Moon " When fhe deferts the night, " Hid in her fecret interlunar cave." Milton. Sampf. Agon. SONNET LXXXI. Firft printed in a Publication for the...
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The History of Scotland: From the Union of the Crowns on the ..., Volume 2

Malcolm Laing - 1800
...But thou Revifit'ft not thefe eyes that roll in vain *' To find thy piercing ray." PAR. LoST. " The fun to me is dark, ** And filent as the moon " When fhe deferts the night, *f Hid in her vacant interlunaf cave" SAMSoN AGoKISTES. *' He rejoiceth in his ftrength." JoB. > Not...
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Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and concluded by fuch expoftulations and wifhes, as reafon too often fubmits to learn from defpair : O firft created beam, and thou great word Let there...over all ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree ? The fun to me is dark, And filent as the moon, When ihe d eferts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and concluded by fuch expopulations and wifhes, as reaCon too often fubmits to learn from defpair : O firft created beam, and thou great word Let there...over all ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree ? The fun to me is dark, And Clent as the moon, When fhe d^ferts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar...
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