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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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Contextualized Stylistics: In Honour of Peter Verdonk

Tony Bex, Michael Burke, Peter Stockwell - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 278 pages
...this respect: 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...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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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 322 pages
...Arbuthnot (1735): 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...let out: Fire in each eye, and Papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.16 The connection between Parnassus and Bedlam is more...
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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - Poetry - 2004 - 604 pages
...Arbuthnot P. O HUT, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, I said, \J 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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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 440 pages
...knocker, fay I'm fick', I'm dead ! The dog-ftar rages ! nay, 'tis paft a doubt, All Bedlam or ParnafTus is let out : Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land *. THIS abrupt exordium is animated and dramatic. Our...
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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of ...

Michael McKeon - History - 2006 - 942 pages
...Twickenham: Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigu'd I said, Tye up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead, What Walls can guard me, or what Shades can hide? They pierce my Thickets, thro' my Grot they glide, . . . (lines 1-2, 7-8, p. 96) Pope's entreaty to his friend profanely echoes...
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 2007
...spaces. Pope, the successful poet, is besieged by aspiring authors, with "Papers in each hand," who "rave, recite and madden round the land. | What Walls...or what Shades can hide? They pierce my Thickets, thro' my Grot they glide" (5-8). So the poem acts pre-emptively, opening itself by closing the door,...
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Elvis: the Fairy Tale

Poet Laureate Jean Elizabeth Ward - Poetry - 2008 - 149 pages
...Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The dog-star rages! Nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedham, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden 'round the land. Excerpt from poem Epistle to Several Persons: Dr. Arbuthnot...
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