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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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The Dramatic Works of Christopher Marlowe: (Selected.) With a Prefatory ...

Christopher Marlowe, Percy Pinkerton - 1885 - 354 pages
...DAUGHTER. ACT II., SCENE 1. Earn. Tims, like the sad -presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's |tass|inrt in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent...from her sable wings, Vex'd and tormented runs poor Barabas With fatal curses towards these Christiana. The incertain pleasures of swift-footed time Have...
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Othello

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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The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds

Charles Swainson - 1886 - 266 pages
...power it was supposed to possessof bringing infection. So Marlowe, in the Jew of Malta, speaks of " The sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's...the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wing." And in the Tempest, Act I., sc. ii, Caliban says — " As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed...
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Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe - 1887 - 506 pages
...Farewell, Lodowick. [Exeunt severally . ACT THE SECOND. SCENE I. Enter BARABAS with a light, ' AR. Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The...the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable Vexed and tormented runs poor Barabas [wings ; With fatal curses towards these Christians. The uncertain...
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The Animals Mentioned in the Bible

Henry Chichester Hart - 1888 - 250 pages
...widespread plagues and disorders : ' The sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in his hollow beak And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings.' MARLOWE, Jew of Malta. And Shakespeare : ' As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed With raven's feather...
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Scripture Natural History, Volume 2

Henry Chichester Hart - 1888 - 250 pages
...death. He was absolutely the cause of widespread plagues and disorders: The sick man's passport in his hollow beak And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings.' ' The sad presaging raven, that tolls e And Shakespeare : MARLOWE, Jew of Malta. ' As wicked dew as...
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Othello, the Moor of Venice: With an Introduction and Notes

William Shakespeare - 1889 - 234 pages
...I am not what I am." 18, 9. As doth ... all. Malone quotes Marlowe's Jew of Malta, ii. 1. 1-4— " Thus like the sad presaging raven that tolls The sick...the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wing. " 24. Or voluntary . . mistress, or by the voluntary surrender of herself by some doting mistress,...
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The Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe - 1889 - 134 pages
...LOD. What, Barabas, whose goods were lately seiz'd? Is she so faire? MATH. And matchlesse beautifull; And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings, Vex'd and tormented runnes poore Barahas With fatall curses towards these Christians. 620 The incertaine pleasures of swift-footed...
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The Works of Christopher Marlowe Including His Translations

Christopher Marlowe - 1889 - 408 pages
...corrupt, and my interpretation seems in perfect keeping with the first two lines of the speech. P. 93 a. Thus like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow teak. Davenant, in his Lave and Honour, expresses the same wide-spread belief— "So ravens croke When...
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Milton's L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Arcades, Lycidas, Sonnets Etc

John Milton - 1889 - 222 pages
...Adonais, speaks of the "obscene raven." In Marlowe's Jewe of Malta we read — " Like the sad-presaging raven that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak " ; and in Macbeth, i. 4 — " The raven himself is hoarse That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan Under my battlements."...
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