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" Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide o'er the fields of glory bear Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace! "
Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems - Page 110
by Thomas Gray - 1853 - 186 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 o'er the fields of glory bear, Two coursers of ethereal race, . CPaccWith necks in thunder clo.,th 'd, and long.resoundi ng Hark, hishands the lyre...
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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 o'er the 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...
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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 o'er the 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...
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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...Wide o'er the 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...
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Letters Written by the Late Earl of Chatham to His Nephew Thomas Pitt ...

William Pitt - 1804 - 104 pages
...that prophet, and with more than mortal rapture, exclaims, " The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, HE saw : but,...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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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 o'er the fields of glory bear, Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding Hark, his hands the lyre explore...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
...Shakespeare. + Milton. * flamnumii mcenit mundi. Lucreiita. The living throne, the 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...
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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 o'er the fields of glory bear " Two coursers of ethereal race, " With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long resounding pace." Ode on the Progress of...
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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 o'er the fields of glory bear " Two coursers of ethereal race, '• With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long resounding pace." Ode <m ttt fr<$mt efften....
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The Works of Thomas Gray: Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807
...Abyss to spy. 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, Clos'd his eyes in endless night. Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide o'er the fields...
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