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" Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see! each Muse, in Leo's golden days, Starts from her trance, and trims her withered bays; Rome's ancient genius, o'er its ruins spread, Shakes off the dust,... "
Savonarola, Erasmus, and Other Essays - Page 116
by Henry Hart Milman - 1870 - 500 pages
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...things intelligible. Of this the following is one from Pope : At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame...Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove these holy Vandals off the stage. Here the almost irresistible influence of general manners, which...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...against Poetry . It seems evidently borrowed by Pope when he applies the thought to Erasmus. — " At length Erasmus, that great injured name The glory of the priesthood and the shame /" Young remembered the antithesis when he said, " Of some for glory such the boundless rage That they're...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...began. At length Erasmus, that great iujur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood, and (he shame !) Stem'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see ! each Muse in Leo's golden days Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd hays; Rome's...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...began. At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame!), Stemm'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But seel each muse, in Leo's golden days, Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd bays; Rome's...
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Poetical Works

Alexander Pope - 1808
...began. At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame !) Stem'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see ! each Muse in Leo's golden days Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd bays ; Rome's...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 2, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame !) Stemm'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age. And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see ! each Muse in Leo's golden days Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd bays ; Home's...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 526 pages
...began. At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame !) Stem'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see! each Muse, in Leo's golden days, Starts from her trance, and trims her witherM. bays; Rome's...
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An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the ..., Volume 1

Lindley Murray - English language - 1819
...avoid the rocks mid shoals, which lie every where around us. At length Erasmus, that great injur'd name, (The glory of the priesthood and the shame,) Stemmed the wild torrent of a barb'rous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. In this our day of proof, our land of hope,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...began. At length Erasmus, that great injured name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame!) Stemm'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off" the stage. But see ! each Muse in Leo's golden days Starts from her trance, and trims her wither'd bays; Rome's...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 41

British poets - 1822
...construed to be good : A second deluge Learning thus. o'erran, And the monks finish'd what the Goths began. At length Erasmus, that great injured name, (The glory of the priesthood, and the shame!) Stemm'd the wild torrent of a barbarous age, And drove those holy Vandals off the stage. But see !...
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