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" Dire was the tossing, deep the groans : Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. "
The virgin muse. Being a collection of poems from our most celebrated ... - Page 22
by Virgin muse - 1722
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The Complete Art of Poetry: In Six Parts, I. Of the Nature, Use ..., Volume 2

Charles Gildon - Criticism - 1718 - 490 pages
...Maladies. Dire was the tofling, deep the Groans ; Defpair Tended the Sick, bufy from Couch to Couch j And over them triumphant Death his Dart Shook, but...invok'd With Vows, as their chief Good, and final Hope. Milt. INSECTS. Thus when the Nile from ffiarian Fields is fled, And feeks with ebbing Tides his antient...
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The Spectator, Volume 5

1739 - 312 pages
...in my laft Saturday's Paper. Dire was the tojpng, deep the Groans. Defpair Tended the Sick, bufyfrom Couch to Couch; And over them triumphant Death his Dart Shook, but delayed tojlrike, though oft invoked With Vows, as their chief Good and final Hope. THE Paffion which...
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The Spectator: ...

1737 - 324 pages
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Paradise lost, a poem. 2nd Scots ed

John Milton - 1746 - 464 pages
...Dire was the coifing ! deep the groans ! DESPAIR Tended the fick, bufieft from couch to couch : 490 And over them triumphant DEATH his dart Shook ; but delay'd to ftrike, though oft invok'd "With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. Sight fo deform what heart of rock...
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont - 1750 - 560 pages
...often*. Milton has an exceeding fine one in the Defcription of his LazarHdufe. -- " •-. 'Be/pair 'Tended the Sick, bufieft from Couch to Couch, And...over them triumphant Death his Dart Shook, — but delay 'd tojlrike, &c. Par adife loft, Book II. lin.492. As Shakefpear did not ftudy Verification fo...
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The Spectator, Volume 5

English essays - 1753 - 332 pages
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 1

Robert Shiells, Theophilus Cibber - Poets, English - 1753 - 366 pages
...afthmas, and joint-racking rheums; Dire was the toiling ! deep the groans ! defpair Tended the fick, bufieft from couch to couch : And over them, triumphant death his dart Shook. PL b. xi. 1. 477. OHN GOWER FLourifhed in the reign of Edward III, and Richard II. He was-cotemporary...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Last Edition. The Author John Milton

John Milton - 1754 - 244 pages
...Afthma's, and joint-racking theum*. Pire was the toffing ! deep the groan« ! Befpair Tended the ilck, bufieft from couch to couch : And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook ; but delay'd to ftrike , though oft invokM ,With vows, as their chief good, and final hope. Sight fo deform what heart of...
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The Spectator, Volume 5

English essays - 1799 - 352 pages
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The Art of Poetry on a New Plan, Volume 2

John Newbery - Poetry - 1969 - 394 pages
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