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" Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end. "
The Tuftonian - Page 111
1900
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Memoirs of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs

Stephen Burroughs - 1835
...darkness, how profound ! Nor eye, nor listenipg ear, an object finds : Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause, An awful pause ! prophetic of her end. And let her prophecy be soon lulnll'd; " Fate ! drop the curtain ! I can lose no more." In this situation,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1835
...tyrant, but every reader is interested when he hears that " Creation sleeps ; 't is as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause ; An awful pause — prophetic of its end." " This," said he, " is true ; but remember that, taking the compositions of Young in general,...
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The Poetry of Life, Volume 2

Sarah Stickney Ellis - Life - 1835
...profound! Nor eye nor list'ning ear an object finds; Creation sleeps. "Tis as the general pulse KI nfe stood still, and nature made a pause; An awful pause ! prophetic of her end." Again, his appeal to the Divine Inspirer of his solemn thoughts, is full of majesty and power. "Man's...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...tyrant, but every reader is interested when he hears that " Creation sleeps ; 't is ag the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause ; An awful pause — prophetic of its end." " This," said he, " is true ; but remember that, taking the compositions of Young in general,...
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The Moral and Intellectual School Book: Containing Instructions for Reading ...

William Martin - Readers - 1838 - 348 pages
...how profound 1 Nor eye nor listening ear an object finds : Creation sleeps. — 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause— An awful pause — prophetic of her end. LIVELY. In thy right hand lead with thee The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty ; And if I give thee honour...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...darkness, how profound ! Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds ; Creation sleeps. Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause; An awful pause ! prophetic of her end. The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss. To give it then a tongue Is wise in...
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Lives of sacred poets, Volume 2

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - Poets, English - 1838 - 363 pages
...shadow of his hand ; and the impressive description of night: Creation sleeps ; 'tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause ; An awful pause ; prophetic of its end ; are all inspired by a spirit of equal dignity and power. The last lines, Mrs. Piozzi informs...
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Real pearls in a false setting

Henry De la Pasture - 1839
...world. Silence, how dead ! and darkness, how profound ! Nor eye nor list'ning ear an object finds ; Creation sleeps — 'tis as the gen'ral pulse Of life...pause ; An awful pause ! — prophetic of her end. I wake, emerging from a scene of dreams Tumultuous ; where my wrecked desponding thought From wave...
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The Highland inn

Highland inn - 1839
...with the overpowering awe with which the dread stillness of this moment unmanned my nerves. 'Twas " as the gen'ral pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause*." What an inexplicable part of our being is mind! A few minutes before the feeling which I have just...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - Elocution - 1840 - 288 pages
...darkness how profound ! Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds ; Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause : An awful pause ! prophetic of her end. — Young. • LESSON XXXII. ;r ... What is Education. — ANONTMOUS. 1 THIS may seem a very simple...
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