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" Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in, the beauty of a thousand stars... "
The prose works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Page 139
by Henry Wadsworth [prose] Longfellow - 1861
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The Melbourne Review

1880
...Helen, even at that romantic time, could he have uttered the glorious apostrophe of MarloweŚ " O, thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars ! Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter, When he appeared to hapless Semele ; More lovely than the...
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Victorian Criticism of the Novel

Edwin M. Eigner, George J. Worth - Literary Criticism - 1985 - 258 pages
...ever given to the world. It shines down every woman that poet or painter ever drew. Helen of Greece, Fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars,33 is the only one who approaches her. And both her character and that of her mother are master-pieces...
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The Classic Myths in English Literature and Art

Charles Mills Gayley - Art - 1991 - 600 pages
...again ! Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips, And all is dross that is not Helena. . . . Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars ; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appeared to hapless Semele ; . . . And none but thou...
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Doctor Faustus

David Bevington, Eric Rasmussen - Drama - 1993 - 298 pages
...image recalls medieval versions of the tale of Troy (Ward). And then return to Helen for a kiss. O, thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. 105 Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appeared to hapless Semele, More lovely than the...
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Enlightened Cherishing: An Essay on Aesthetic Education

Harry S. Broudy - Philosophy - 1994 - 120 pages
...emotional quality, some feeling tone, idea, or other experiential complex.2 Marlowe in Faustus says: O, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars; This image is not that of the face or figure of any particular "thou"; how could it be? It is an image...
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Dinosaurs, Diamonds, and Things from Outer Space: The Great Extinction

David Brez Carlisle - Science - 1995 - 241 pages
...the poet and playwright Kit Marlowe had it right in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1604): Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. A thousand stars is about right for the London of his day or for the more poorly lit suburbs today,...
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William Thackeray: The Critical Heritage

Geoffrey Tillotson, Donald Hawes - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 392 pages
...ever given to the world. It shines down every woman that poet or painter ever drew. Helen of Greece, Fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars,1 is the only one who approaches her. And both her character and that 1 Marlowe, Doctor Faustus...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...fall into the ocean, ne'er be found: My God, my God, look not so fierce on me. 6998 Doctor Faustus is my eternal moon. I like prefaces. I read them. Sometimes I do not read 6999 Doctor Faustus Ugly hell, gape not! come not, Lucifer! I'll bum my books! 7000 Doctor Faustus...
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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Immortality in literature - 1998 - 122 pages
...(99) Is this the face that launch'da thousand ships. And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?. . . O, thou art fairer than the evening air, Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. Shakespeare was 'born in the same year as Marlowe, but lived longer, dying in 1616. In his play Antony...
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Registering the Difference: Reading Literature Through Register

Lance St. John Butler - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1999 - 215 pages
...Faustus, asking first whether Helen's was the face that launched a thousand ships and carrying on: Oh thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. Two topoi come together: the 'fairness' of evening (Helen's face is gentle, mild) and the beauty of...
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