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" He pass'd the flaming bounds of place and time : The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw ; but, blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night. "
The Poetical Works of Campbell, Goldsmith, and Gray: With Memoirs of the Authors - Page 395
by Thomas Campbell - 1870 - 445 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...our hearts allow, And what Timotheus was, is Drydcn now. to CHARACTER OF DRYDEN. ; AH oot or ORAY'S. BEHOLD, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide...fields of glory bear, Two coursers of ethereal race, . CPaccWith necks in thunder clo.,th 'd, and long.resoundi ng Hark, hishands the lyre explore) 5 B.'ght-ey'd...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ...

Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
...i. 20, 26, 28. He saw ; but, blasted with excess of light [9], Clos'd his eyes in endless night (y), Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide...fields of Glory bear Two Coursers of ethereal race (z), With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding pace (a). III. 3. Hark, his hands the lyre...
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The Poetical Works: Of Thomas Gray, ... with Some Account of His Life and ...

Thomas Gray - 1800 - 223 pages
...sapphire blaze. He saw ; but, blasted with excess of light [9], Clos'd his eyes in endless night (y). Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide...fields of Glory bear Two Coursers of ethereal race (z), With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding pace (a). III. 3. Hark, his hands the lyre...
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Letters Written by the Late Earl of Chatham to His Nephew Thomas Pitt ...

William Pitt - 1804 - 104 pages
...forth and adapts the expressions of that prophet, and with more than mortal rapture, exclaims, " The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble...excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night." Surely the simple allusion to the loss of sight in Homer (the op6av«» ^ a^™) by Gray himself, or...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1804 - 207 pages
...of the r,lory of the Lord. J?ze*zWL20,2638. He saw ; but, blasted with excess of light [8], Clos'd his eyes in endless night. Behold, where Dryden's...fields of Glory bear Two Coursers of ethereal race y, With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resoundinj pace z. III. 3. Hark, his hands the lyre explore...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...hearts allow, And what Timotheus was, is Dryden now. CHARACTER OF DRYDEN. FROM GRAY'S PROGRESS OF POESY. BEHOLD, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding Hark, his hands the lyre explore ! [pace. Bright-eyed Fancy hovering o'er,...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
...sapphire-blaze*, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw, but blasted with excess of light, Clos'd his eyes in endless night, Behold where Dryden's less...Wide o'er the fields of glory bear Two coursers of etherial racet, With necks in thunder cloth' d+ and long resounding pace. III. 3. Hark ! his hands...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...characterise Dryden. He, indeed, furnishes his car with but two horses ; but they are of " ethereal race:" " Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car, " Wide...coursers of ethereal race, '• With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long resounding pace." Ode <m ttt fr<$mt efften. " With secret course, which no loud...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...Dryden. He, indeed, furnishes his car • with but two horses; but they are of " ethereal race :" " Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car, " Wide...coursers of ethereal race, " With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long resounding pace." Ode on the Progress of Potty. *B!e part of that poem. Much, no...
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The Works of Thomas Gray: Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807
...sapphire-blaze, Where Angels tremble, while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Clos'd his eyes in endless night. Behold where Dryden's less...presumptuous car, Wide o'er the fields of Glory bear * Shakespeare. t Milton. Two Coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long-resounding...
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