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" The oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving ; Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving ; No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed... "
Angel in the Sun: Turner's Vision of History - Page 175
by Gerald Finley - 1999 - 280 pages
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Notes and Queries

1889
...devils who, in the disguiee of gode, had been uttering oracles: The oracles are dumb ; No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine Can no more divine. With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. E. YAHDLEY. (7'b 8. vii. 229.) A flattering painter who, &c. (not " An advocate...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 pages
...'gods' of earth, he uses effects of sound in a very different way. xix The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from...
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John Keats

John Barnard, Barnard John - 1987 - 172 pages
...purposes. Milton, in 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity', had written, The oracles are dumb. No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...his shrine Can no more divine With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-eyed priest from...
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Thebaid IX, Book 9

Publio Papinio Estacio, Stace, Publius Papinius Statius, Statius, University of Oxford - 1991 - 232 pages
...antra', etc., Milton. On the Moruing of Cheist's .\ativity, 173 ff. 'The oracles are dumb. , No voice or hideous hum / Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine ; Can no more divine. / With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving'. See further HW Parke and DEW Wormell. The Delphic Oearle ;Oxford, 1956),...
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Petrarch's Genius: Pentimento and Prophecy

Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle - 1991 - 224 pages
...Apollo in his poem "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity": The Oracles are dum, No voice or hideous humm Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving, Apollo...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns, University of Cambridge - 1993 - 306 pages
...new prophet-poets, will draw their inspiration from Christian divinity, not from Apollo at Delphos: Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...horror of his folded tail. 7541 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. 7542 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' So when the sun in bed. Curtained...
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Mighty Opposites: From Dichotomies to Differences in the Comparative Study ...

Longxi Zhang - 1998 - 248 pages
...Christ is born in Bethlehem, as Milton envisions it in a famous ode, The Oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." Here the advent of Christ manifests itself, among other things, as a transformation...
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England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic ...

James Chandler - 1999 - 606 pages
...the God of Scripture. One stanza from the Ode suffices to illustrate: The Oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphus leaving. No nightly trance, or breathed spell, Inspires the pale-ey'd Priest from...
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Julio Cortázar: New Readings

Julio Cortázar - 1998 - 260 pages
...verses to Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity" is striking: "The oracles are dumh, / No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words...shrine " Can no more divine, / With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving." 13. See, eg, Hopscotch, chapter 1 8. where Oliveira exclaims: "ieh Cartesius...
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