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" THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. "
The Pocket Magazine of Classics and Polite Literature - 231. oldal
1818
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 oldal
...age"— and many men of any age— and myself, most of all! Journal, 14 Feb. 1814 5 The Assyrian came eth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit...Hamlet act 1, sc. 1, 1. 162 (1601) 145 But look, "The Destruction of Sennacherib" 1. 1 (1815) 6 For years fleet away with the wings of the dove. "The...
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The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

Stephen Fry - 2006 - 357 oldal
...AND MARK THE ANAPAESTS HERE (Assyrian is three syllables, by the way, not four): The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen on their spears was like stars on the sea, And the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. Byron doesn't...
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Among Empires

Charles S MAIER, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History Charles S Maier - 2006 - 373 oldal
...Senacherib's unsuccessful siege of Jerusalem — his hubris dashed by pestilence: "The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold / and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold." But Jerusalem was spared only for a little more than a century, and it was exceptional: Babylon fell...
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Illustrated Bible Dictionary

M. G. Easton - 2006 - 724 oldal
...of in the Assyrian annals. The scene is thus depicted by the English poet :-— " The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming with pnrple end gold Like the leave» of the forest when summer is That host with their banners at...
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Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture

Meaghan Morris - 2006 - 250 oldal
...noise warps my reading, as a restless schoolchild within me drones, 'The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold'12 - and, since boredom is catching, I prefer to work with other plateaus first. There is nothing...
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Poetry For All Seasons: Poems, Forms and Styles

Paterika Hengreaves - 2007 - 200 oldal
...chronicled in 2 Kings 18-19 of the Bible. Below are two stanzas from Lord Bryon's poem. The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were...nightly on deep Galilee, Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen; Like the leaves of the forest...
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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

Susan Wise Bauer - 2007 - 896 oldal
...success of his military career — that most English-speaking students remember. The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were...When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. . . . For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as...
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Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations

J. Edward Chamberlin - 2007 - 208 oldal
...Sennacherib, celebrated by Byron in a famous poem (inspired by another passage in Isaiah): The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold. And his cohorts were...When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee. A chariot attack must have been an awesome sight, and the sound too must have been overwhelming. Chariots...
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The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Neil Corcoran - 2007 - 268 oldal
...O'Brien uses it to a very different effect from the most celebrated instance of this metre, Byron's 'The Destruction of Sennacherib': The Assyrian came...And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold. Byron's metre imposes itself tyrannically on speech-rhythm and identifies the poetic speaker with the...
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The Celebrated Jumping Frog, and Other Sketches. ~autofilled~

...been regarded as very good in Dutch Flat. I give a specimen verse : " The Assyrian came down, like a wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold ; And the sheen of his spears shone like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee." There, that...
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