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" Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings, Vex'd and tormented runs poor Barabas With fatal curses towards these Christians. "
Ivanhoe - Page 107
by Walter Scott - 1923 - 514 pages
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Shakespeare's Editors and Commentators

William Robson Arrowsmith - 1865 - 376 pages
...can only be regarded as a satire, keen and critical, on Marlowe's petty theft. Again, the lines: " And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings," remind us of: Jew of Malta, act i. sc. 2, " and from their misty jaws Breathe foul contagious darkness...
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Outlines of English Literature

Thomas Budd Shaw - 1866 - 484 pages
...obscene bird — "The sad-presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport from her hollow leak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings." Marlow's life was as wild and irregular as his genius, and his 'death at once tragic and deplorable....
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The Comet: Or, The Earth

1869 - 606 pages
...degree. Of the one we sing, " Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove," And of the other, the poet says, " Like the sad presaging Raven, that tolls The sick...night, Doth shake contagion from her sable wings." The raven from the earliest ages has ever and everywhere been odious to the human family ; and his...
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Waverley Novels, Volume 9

Walter Scott - 1870 - 504 pages
...two hours to two hours, surrounded the lists, and kept watch during the night. CHAPTER TENTH. Tims, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick...silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings ; Vez'd and tormented, runs poor Barabbas, With fatal curses towards these Christians. JEW OF MALTA....
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: Othello. [c1886

William Shakespeare - 1886 - 494 pages
...solemn passages of his Plays. MALONE quotes these fine lines of Marlowe, Jew of Malta, II, i, I : ' Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The...night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings.' 27. PURNELL : lago would attach no importance to that. Othello says that that is unlike his usual wisdom....
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Virgil in English Rhythm: With Illustrations from the British Poets, from ...

Virgil - 1871 - 376 pages
...so rich a lading, And danced to the music of the winds." Shirley, The Young Admiral, ¡i. 2. 520. " Thus like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The...night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings.'' Marlowe, The Jew of Malta, i. Harpy Celseno chants alone, and threats Disastrous anger and a famine...
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The Ornithology of Shakespeare: Critically Examined, Explained, and Illustrated

James Edmund Harting (naturaliste).) - 1871 - 364 pages
...carried contagion with them wherever they appeared. Marlowe, in his Jew of Malta, speaks of — . " the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's...night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings." Hence the curse which Shakespeare puts into the mouth of Caliban : — " As wicked dew as e'er my mother...
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Dramatists of the Restoration: John Crowne

William Hugh Logan - 1873 - 384 pages
...Should I Behold thy face again, and let thee live, My patience would become my vildestt guilt. • " Thus, like the sad presaging raven- that tolls The...hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth strike contagion from her sahlo wings." Afarlotrr'* Jtw qf Mitt Id . t Vilest. CAL. See, sir, he weeps...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 3

William D'Avenant - 1873 - 386 pages
...Should I Behold thy face again, and let thee live, My patience would become my vildestt guilt. * " Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The...hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth strike contagion from her sable wings." CAL. See, sir, he weeps ! Can you endure him mourn And languish...
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The Dramatic Works of Sir William D'Avenant: With Prefatory Memoir ..., Volume 3

William D'Avenant - 1873 - 384 pages
...Should I Behold thy face again, and let thee live, My patience would become my vildestt guilt. * " Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in hor hollow l*eak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth strike contagion from her sable wings."...
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