|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|For he being dead, with him is beauty slain,|
And beauty dead, black chaos comes again.
Shakespeare.Venus and Adonis, Stanza 170.
|Excellent wretch! perdition catch my soul|
But I do love thee! and when I love thee not
Chaos is come again.
Shakespeare.Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Othellos love for his Wife.)
|But, should he hide his face, th astonishd sun,|
And all th extinguishd stars, would loosening reel
Wide from their spheres, and chaos come again.
Thomson.Summer, Line 182.
|Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light,|
Indulge dread chaos and eternal night.
Pope.The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 1.
|Then rose the seed of chaos, and of night,|
To blot out order, and extinguish light.
Pope.The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 13.
|Lo! thy dread empire, chaos! is restored;|
Light dies before thy uncreating word:
Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
And universal darkness buries all.
Pope.The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 653.
|Eldest night and chaos ancestors of nature.|
Milton.Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 894.