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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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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray: With a Life ...

Thomas Gray - 1859 - 368 pages
...while they gaze, 100 He saw ; but, blasted with exeess of light, Clos'd his eyes in endless night. Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide o'er the fields of glory bear NH Two coursers of ethereal raee, [paee. With necks in thunder cloth'd, and long-resounding V. 98....
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Temple Bar, Volume 3

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1861 - 586 pages
...tremble, while they gaze, He saw ; but Masted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless nigld. Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide o'er...Two Coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace." This figurative and allegorical style was too fine for the readers...
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Five Centuries of the English Language and Literature

Bernhard Tauchnitz - 1860 - 468 pages
...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...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed and long-resounding pace. ni. s. Hark ! his hands the lyre explore ! Bright-eyed Fancy,...
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The Georgics of Virgil: A Critical Survey

L. P. Wilkinson - 1969 - 392 pages
...ff., 9. 81 ; P. 10. 65 ; N. 1. 7 ; /. 2. 1 f. ; 5. 38 ; fr. 124 a. Thomas Gray, The Progress of Poesy: Behold, where Dryden's less presumptuous car Wide...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder clothed, and loud-resounding pace. The idea that a poet must go a new way ('temptanda via est', etc.)...
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A Short History of English Versification from the Earliest Times to the ...

Max Kaluza - 1911 - 422 pages
...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...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 English Spirit: A New Approach Through the World Conception of Rudolf ...

Doris Eveline Faulkner Jones - 1982 - 244 pages
...admires it greatly, he uses an image which suggests that in this poetry metrical rhythm predominates. "Behold where Dryden's less presumptuous car, Wide o'er the fields of glory bear Two coursers of heroic race, With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace." The rhythmical gallop of Dryden's...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - 2002 - 238 pages
...no longer be heard, and though Gray has a prominent place for Dryden in his Progress of Poesy, who "Wide o'er the fields of glory, bear / Two coursers of ethereal race, / With necks in thunder clothed, and long-resounding pace" (lines 1o4-o6), neither Gray nor any of his contemporaries could...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 2008 - 1024 pages
...remarkable, that Mr Gray has employed somewhat the same image to characterize Dryden. He, indeed, furnished his car with but two horses; but they are of ethereal...Two coursers of ethereal race, With necks in thunder cloath'd, and long-resounding pace. When it was quelled, George, not Luke, was punished by his head...
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