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" It is a dark, a fearful thing; It steals along with withering tread, Or sweeps on wild destruction's wing. That thought comes o'er me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness; 'Tis not the dread of death — 'tis more, It is the dread of madness. "
Poetical Remains of the Late Lucretia Maria Davidson - Seite 203
von Lucretia Maria Davidson - 1841 - 312 Seiten
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Band 14

1829
...lines, the last that were ever traced by her indefatigable hand, expressing her fear of madness. - There is a something which I dread, It is a dark,...steals along with withering tread, Or sweeps on wild destruction 'swing. That thought conies o'er me in the hour, Of frrief, of sickness, or of sadness;...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 41

1829
...-"e--.^. a»J , wrote tht*" uutiiiL-htd line*, tiu- la*t la+i ' «w lier indefatigable hand, expre~anz her '-•»There is a something which I dread. It is a dark, a fearful tninsr : It steals along with witherinz tread. Or sweeps on wild detraction's « That thought comes...
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Selections from the American Poets: With Some Introductory Remarks

1834 - 357 Seiten
...my head, And, sister, sing the song I love ? ' •' THE FEAR OF MADNESS. THERE is a something whieh I dread ; It is a dark, a fearful thing ; It steals along with withering tread, Or sweeps on wild destruetion's wing. That thought eomes o'er me in the hour Of grief, of siekness, or of ssdness ; 'Tis...
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The Ladies' Wreath: A Selection from the Female Poetic Writers of England ...

1837 - 408 Seiten
...linger here above, Wilt thou not kneel beside my head, And, sister, sing the song I love 1 FRAGMENT.* THERE is a something which I dread, — It is a dark...me in the hour Of grief, of sickness or of sadness ; 'T is not the dread of death — 't is more, It is the dread of madness ! Oh ! may these throbbing...
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Lives of Sir William Phips, Israel Putnam, Lucretia Maria Davidson, and ...

1837 - 398 Seiten
...is, though already published, inserted here. " THERE is a something which I dread ; It is a dark, and fearful thing ; It steals along with withering tread,...in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness; 'T is not the dread of death; 't is more, — It is the dread of madness. " Oh! may these throbbing...
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The American Common-place Book of Poetry, with Occasional Notes

1839 - 405 Seiten
...lingering gloom, For the aged to rest his weary head. The Fe&r of Madness*—LUCRETI A MARIA DAVIDSON. THERE is a something which I dread; It is a dark,...steals along with withering tread, Or sweeps on wild destructlun's wing. That thought comes o'er me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness; 'Tis...
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The American Common-place Book of Poetry: With Occasional Notes

George Barrell Cheever - 1841 - 405 Seiten
...lingering gloom, For the aged to rest his weary head. The Fear of Madness." — LXTCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON. THERE is a something which I dread ; It is a dark,...Or sweeps on wild destruction's wing. That thought conies o'er me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness ; 'Tis not the dread of death, —...
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Selections from the writings of Mrs. Margaret M. Davidson: the mother of ...

Margaret Miller Davidson - 1843 - 232 Seiten
...pronounced by her lips. 72 LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON. There is a something which I dread, It is a dark and fearful thing; It steals along with withering tread,...me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness ; 'T is not the dread of death ; 't is more, — It is the dread of madness. Oh ! may these throbbing...
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The Library of American Biography, Band 7

Jared Sparks - 1837
...is, though already published, inserted here. " THERE is a something which I dread ; It is a dark, and fearful thing ; It steals along with withering tread,...me in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness ; T is not the dread of death ; 't is more, — It is the dread of madness. " Oh ! may these throbbing...
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Poetical remains

Lucretia Maria Davidson, Margaret Miller Davidson, Catharine Maria Sedgwick - 1852 - 248 Seiten
...his own name the last pronounced hy her lips. There is a something which I dread, It is a dark and fearful thing; It steals along with withering tread,...in the hour Of grief, of sickness, or of sadness; 'T is not the dread of death; 'tis more,—. It is the dread of madness. Oh! may these throhhing pulses...
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