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" A melancholy reflection on the vicissitudes of human greatness forced itself on his mind; and he repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry: "The spider has wove his web in the Imperial palace; and the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of... "
Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources - Pagina 301
1851
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The Port Folio, Volume 2

1809
...the very applicable distich of a Persian poet, who, in dcicribVOL. n. D d ing a similar scene, says, The spider has woven his web in the imperial palace, and the owl has sung her watch song on the towers of Afrasiab. The great gallery is two hundred and twenty feet...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...forced itself on his mind ; and he repeated an elegant distich of 'Persian pocty : " The spider has wove his "web in the Imperial palace; and the owl hath sung her "watch-song on the towers of Airasiab."" Hisbeha- Yet his mind was not satisfied, nor did the victory seem Greeks/ * complete, till...
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The Siege of Valencia: A Dramatic Poem ; The Last Constantine : with Other Poems

Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans, Mrs. Hemans - 1823 - 319 pagina’s
...forced itself on his mind, and he repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry : ' The spider has wove his web in the imperial palace, and the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of Afrasiab."' — Decline and Fall, &c., vol. xii. p. 240. Note 22. The Bowl of Liberty — cup called the Bowl of...
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Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr ..., Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry: " The spider has wove his web in the Imperial pa" lace ; and the owl hath sung her watch-song on " the towers...Yet his mind was not satisfied, nor did the victory His beha. seem complete, till he was informed of the fate of Greek£' Constantine; whether he had escaped,...
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The Lusiad: An Epic Poem

Luís de Camões - 1826 - 585 pagina’s
...forced itself on his mind : and he repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry : The spider has wove his web in the imperial palace, and the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of Afrasiab." NOTE 26, PAGE 22. The Moor, and all his bands, the Lusian Chief Receiv'd with generous hospitality....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - 1826
...forced itself on his mind ; and he repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry : " The spider has wove his web in the Imperial palace ; and the owl hath sung her \vatch-song on the towers of Afrasiab."77 Yet his mind was not satisfied, nor did the victory seem...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1829
...quoted, but ever beautiful and feeling distich of Hafiz flowed from his lips: " The spider has wove his web in the imperial palace ; And the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of Afrasiab." The fate of Constantine was here announced to him, the body being recognised by the golden eagles embroidered...
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Researches in Greece and the Levant

John Hartley - 1831 - 388 pagina’s
...the dirge of these forsaken cities. And here the distich of Hafiz is most true : The spider has wove his web in the imperial palace ; And the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of Afrasiab. I paid a visit to the city of Colossae — if that, indeed, may be called a visit, which left us in...
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The Poetical Works of Hemans, Heber and Pollok: Complete in One ..., Volumes 1-3

Mrs. Hemans, Reginald Heber - 1831 - 470 pagina’s
...forced itself on his mind, and he repeated an elegant distich of Persian poetry: " The spider has wove his web in the imperial palace, and the owl hath sung her watch-song on the towers of Afraoiab.' "—Decline and Fall, i$*., vol. xii. p. 240. Note 22, page 191, col. 2. The bowl ofliberty....
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The Bridal Night; The First Poet; and Other Poems

Dugald Moore - 1831 - 246 pagina’s
...raven hair Floats on the waters wild, And her last gurgle was a prayer Gasp'd o'er her drowning child ! The spider has woven his web in the imperial palace ; and The owl hath sung her watch-son? on the towers of Afrasiab. DISTICH OF PERSIAN POETRY. A DEAD and melancholy stream, that...
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