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" I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 105
by Alexander Pope - 1854
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Five Years of it, Volume 1

Alfred Austin - Marriage - 1858 - 330 pages
...Perfectly, my Lord." "And very apropos," put in Frank, "if you give the two following lines : — • ' The dog-star rages — nay, 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam or Parnassus is let out/ Poetry has been the order of the day — and I am quite out of the field : Huntingdon glowing with...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1859 - 384 pages
...P. " SHUT, shut the door, good John !"2 fatigued, I said ; " Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead." The dog-star rages ! nay, 'tis past a doubt...let out : Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide? They...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Volume 6

Beautiful poetry - 1859
...ARBUTHNOT. SHUT, shut the door, good John ! fatigued I said, Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I 'm dead. The dog-star rages! nay, 'tis past a doubt,...Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each band, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 159 pages
...picture of those years as they affected the literary world. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, 3 All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and Papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. of an alliterative link, identical with the 'raving'...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...maintained: Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued, I said, Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All...let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand. They rave, recite, and madden round the land. . . . Is there a Parson, much bemused in beer, A maudlin...
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One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature

George Lewis Levine, Alan Rauch - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 359 pages
...verse was as antithetical to true poetry as madness to sanity, sickness to health. When The dog star rages! Nay, 'tis past a doubt All Bedlam or Parnassus is let out. A cordon sanitaire to protect the healthy was the only answer: Shut, shut the door, good John.27 Other...
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Centennial Hauntings: Pope, Byron and Eliot in the Year 88

C. C. Barfoot, Theo d' Haen, Theo d'. Haen - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 366 pages
...human kind ... Shut, shut the door, good John\ fatigu'd I said, Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt. All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out.42 When there is no classical precedent for such an opening, Pope is usually less dramatic, and...
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Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters

Mary A. Favret - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 284 pages
...epistle begins : Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd I said Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, The Dog-star rages! nay, 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out.56 At the other end of the century, however, a loosely defined and broadly discursive letter "to...
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The Unknown Shore

Patrick O'Brian - Fiction - 1995 - 313 pages
...perfectly lucid. Damn these drips," he said, looking upwards. "I cannot get them to run off outside. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide?...They pierce my thickets, through my grot they glide, Coming in particularly from the outside as well as the bottom." Tobias lay back, suddenly exhausted...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...likeness. 'Shut, shut the door, good John!', fatigued I said, i 'Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead.' The dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt,...let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the...
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