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" Where the dark scorpion gathers death around; Where at each step the stranger fears to wake The rattling terrors of the vengeful snake ; Where crouching tigers wait their hapless prey, And savage men more murderous still than they ; While oft in whirls... "
The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: In One Volume. With the Portrait of ... - Pągina 195
per Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 399 pągines
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The Picturesque and the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape

Susan Glickman - 2000 - 212 pągines
...Traveller. In this poem the exile has no time to bemoan his lot and be "pensive," since he inhabits a place Where at each step the stranger fears to wake The...prey, And savage men more murderous still than they. (11.353-6)' As we have seen, Mackay too was influenced by Goldsmith. Indeed, he opens his account of...
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The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America

Leo Marx - 2000 - 414 pągines
...represented neither by the hideous wilderness: Those pois'nous fields with rank luxuriance crown'd, Where the dark scorpion gathers death around; Where at each...to wake The rattling terrors of the vengeful snake; nor by the European city where the swain flees only To see profusion that he must not share; To see...
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A Passionate Poet: Susanna Blamire, 1747-94 : a Biography

Christopher Maycock - 2003 - 193 pągines
...'Stoklewath', Susanna parts company from Oliver Goldsmith over his attitude to the American Indian: "Where crouching tigers wait their hapless prey, / And savage men more murderous still than they;" (The Deserted Village' w 355-6). Nor does she fall for the concept of the 'noble savage' to which Rousseau...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 pągines
...various terrors of that horrid shore . . . Those poisonous fields with rank luxuriance crowned Where the dark scorpion gathers death around; Where at each...prey, And savage men more murderous still than they. Here ends transatlantic discourse in eighteenth-century English writing, on a note of abrupt disillusionment...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pągines
...But silent bats in drowsy clusters cling; Those poisonous fields with rank luxuriance crowned, Where the dark scorpion gathers death around; Where at each...oft in whirls the mad tornado flies, Mingling the ravaged landscape with the skies. Far different these from every former scene, The cooling brook, the...
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Fictive Domains: Body, Landscape, and Nostalgia, 1717-1770

Judith Broome - 2007 - 191 pągines
...into "matted woods, where birds forget to sing" (345, 349, 351); and traverse "pois'nous fields" Where the dark scorpion gathers death around; Where at each...tigers wait their hapless prey, And savage men more murd'rous still than they; While oft in whirls the mad tornado flies, Mingling the ravaged landscape...
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The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the British ...

Leonard Tennenhouse - 2009 - 176 pągines
...1 1. 341 ). Goldsmith also describes the region of the Altamaha river in Georgia, as a wilderness, "Where at each step the stranger fears to wake/ The...prey;/ And savage men more murderous still than they" (11. 353-56). Unlike his predecessor who laments westward migrations, Dwight celebrates the prospect...
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