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" The Niobe of nations, — there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago ; The Scipios... "
Aeneidea, or Critical, exegetical, and aesthetical remarks on the Aeneis [ed ... - Page 388
by James Henry - 1881
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Notes of a Twelve Years' Voyage of Discovery in the First Six Books of the Eneis

James Henry - 1853 - 630 pages
...their shut breasts their petty misery. The Niobe of nations! there she stands Childless and crowuless, in her voiceless woe; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago." Childe Harold's file/rim. IV. 78 4- 79. Pity, that Lord Byron was not equal to sustain this unusually...
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1853 - 502 pages
...and temples, Ye ! Whose agonies are evils of a day— A world is at onr feet as fragile as onr clay. The Niobe of nations ! there she stands,* ' Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty nrn within her wither'd hands, Whose holy dnst was scatter'd long ago ; The Scipios' tomb contains...
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Selections from the writings of lord Byron, by a clergyman [W. Elwin].

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1854 - 320 pages
...temples, Ye ! Whose agonies are evils of a day — A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay. HOME. 37 The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless...crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within her wither'd hands, Whose holy dust was scatter'd long ago ; The Seipios' tomb contains no ashes now ;...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 59

1901 - 624 pages
...lesson which Byron applies to Rome: "The Niobe of Nations — there she stands, Crownless and childless in her voiceless woe, An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose sacred dust was scattered long ago!" XXXIX. It suggests the inevitable end of all empire, of all dominion...
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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of ...

Thomas Bulfinch - 1913 - 972 pages
...story of Niobe has furnished Byron with a fine illustration of the fallen condition of modern Rome: "The Niobe of nations! there she stands, Childless...withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago ; The Scipios' tomb contains no ashes now: The very sepulchres lie tenantless Of their heroic dwellers;...
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The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art, Based Originally on ...

Charles Mills Gayley - 1995 - 682 pages
...Dunciad, 2, 311; Lewis Morris, Niobe on Sipylus (Songs Unsung) ; Byron's noble stanza on fallen Rome, " The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe," etc. (Childe Harold, 4, 79) ; WS Landor, Niobe ; Frederick Tennyson, Niobe. On Tantalus, see Lewis...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - 1993 - 390 pages
...story of Niobe has furnished Byron with a fine illustration of the fallen condition of modern Rome: The Niobe of nations! there she stands, Childless...withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago; The Scipios' tomb contains no ashes now: The very sepulchres lie tenantless Of their heroic dwellers;...
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The Collected Poems of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron - 1994 - 884 pages
...and temples, Ye I Whose agonies are evils of a day — A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay. ou, if Laura hadbeen Petrarch's wife, He would have...sonnets all his life ? IX. All tragedies are finish wither 'd hands, Whose holy dust was scatter'd long ago ; The Scipios' tomb contains no ashes now ;...
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American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth-century Art and Literature

David C. Miller - 1993 - 356 pages
...country! city of the soul! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires. . . . The Niobe of nations! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe.13 The other that Italy represents is simultaneously obj ect of desire and point of origin or "mother"...
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The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James - 1996 - 532 pages
...irregular cavalry, author of many sporting novels 70 (p. 247) from Byron's Childe Harold, Canto IV: 'The Niobe of Nations! there she stands, / Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe.' 72 (p. 266) Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836) French physicist and mathematician 73 (p. 2 7 1 ) What a...
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