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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...concluded by such expostulations and wishes, as reason too often submits to leam from despair : O first created beam, and thou great word Let there be light,...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...expostulations postulations and wishes, as reason too often submits to learn from despair : O first created beam, and thou great word Let there be light, and light was over all ; Why am I thus berea/d thy prime decree ? The sun to me is dark, And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night,...
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Relics of royalty; or, Remarks, anecdotes, and amusements, of ... George iii

Joseph Taylor - 1820
...amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse, Without all hope of day! O, first erected beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light, and light was over all ; Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree ? This affecting quotation, uttered with that peculiar solemnity and pathos...
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The Public and Domestic Life of His Late ... Majesty, George the ..., Volume 2

Edward Holt - 1820
...Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse. Without all hope of day! O, first erected beam, and them great WoRP, Let there be light, and light was over all ; Why am I thus bereavM thy prime decree?" This affecting quotation, uttered with that peculiar solemnity and pathos...
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Methodist Review, Volume 4

1821
...half. O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon '. Total eclipse, Without all hope of day ! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light,...over all, Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree ? O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepid age ! Happy indeed, if those " children of...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 pages
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day ! O first created Beam, and thou great Word, " Let there be light, and light was over all;" Why am I thus bercav'd thy prime decree ! The Sun to me is dark And silent as the Moon, When she deserts the night,...
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On the blindness of Homer, Ossian, and Milton. The Valley of the Rye ...

Nathan Drake - 1822
...dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse, Without all hope of day. O first created Beam, and thou great Word, " Let there be...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...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...dark ! amid the blaze of noon ' Irrecoverably dark ! total eclipse Without all hope of day ! O first created Beam ! and thou great Word, " Let there be light ! and light was over all ;" Why am I thus bereaved thy prime decree ? The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...concluded by such expostulations and wishes, as reason too often submits to learn from despair : O first created beam, and thou great word Let there be light,...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...
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Domestic, Literary, and Village Sketches: Addressed to the Young of Our ...

Domestic, literary and village sketches - 1823 - 110 pages
...cast of feature speaks forcibly privation of sight, most pathetic is thy appeal O fair-created beam, and thou great word, Let there be light ...over all ; Why am I thus bereav'd thy prime decree ?f * Of Horace Walpole's contributions to literature, we notice only his opinion on " Grace in Writing."...
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