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" Where Angels tremble while they gaze, He saw ; but blasted with excess of light. Closed his eyes in endless night. 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,... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 371
by James Boswell - 1922
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2

British poets - 1809 - 526 pages
...sympathetic Tears. III. 2. 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 Two coursers of etherial race, With necks in thunder cloth'd and long resounding pace. III. 3. Hark ! his hands the...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - 1809 - 604 pages
...tremble while they gaze, He saw : but, blasted with excess of light, Clos'd his eyes in endless night. us couriers of ethereal race, [sounding pace. With n^cks in thunder clolh'd, and long reIII. 3. Hark,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 654 pages
...hearts allow, And what Timotheus was is Oryden now. CHARACTER OF DRYDElf, FROM AN ODE OF CRAY. Br.HOLD, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide o'er the...fields of glory bear: Two coursers of ethereal race, [pace. With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resoumiioir Hark, his hands the lyre explore ! Bright-ey'd...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 4

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 536 pages
...old,"- Bevil Higgons, and John Phillips of the Inner Temple. How little equal, collectively, to Gray's ' Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed and long-resounding pace. Hark, his hands the lyre explore! Bright-eyed Fancy, hovering o'er,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 4

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 532 pages
...old," Bevil Higgons, and John Phillips of the Inner Temple. How little equal, collectively, to Gray's ' Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide...fields of glory bear Two coursers of ethereal race, " corpore quadrato" as Lord Hailes some years ago observed to Mr. Malone, " a description which JCneas...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pages
...J It is remarkable that Mr. Cray has employed somewhat the same image tn characterise Dryden. lie, indeed, furnishes his car with but two horses ; but...fields of glory bear " Two coursers of ethereal race, He added, " These are all of which I can be sure." They bear a small proportion to the »hole, which...
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Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1820 - 548 pages
...saw ; but, blasted with excess of light, Clos'd his eyes in endless night. ' Shxkespear. • Milton. Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide...of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloth'd and long-resounding pace. III. 3. Hark, his hands the lyre explore ! Bright-eyed Fancy hovering o'er Scatters...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...with but two horses; but they are of " ethereal race :" " Rcliokl where Dryden's less presumptuons car, " Wide o'er the fields of glory bear " Two coursers of ethereal race, He added, " These are all of which I can be sure." They bear a small proportion to the whole, which...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821 - 376 pages
...all our own." I It is remarkable that Mr. Gray has employed somewhat the same image to characterise Dryden. He, indeed, furnishes his car with but two...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long resounding pace." Ode on the Progress nf Poesy. He added, " These are all of which...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 8

John Aikin - 1821 - 358 pages
...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...ethereal race *, With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding pace. Hark, his hands the lyre explore ! Bright-ey'd Fancy, hovering o'er, Scatters...
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