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Chaos
 
Temple and tower went down, nor left a site:—
Chaos of ruins!
        Byron—Childe Harold. Canto IV. St. 80.
  1
          The world was void,
The populous and the powerful was a lump,
Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless—
A lump of death—a chaos of hard clay.
        Byron—Darkness. L. 69.
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The chaos of events.
        Byron—Prophecy of Dante. Canto II. L. 6.
  3
          Chaos, that reigns here
In double night of darkness and of shades.
        MiltonComus. L. 334.
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          Fate shall yield
To fickle Chance, and Chaos judge the strife.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. II. L. 232.
  5
Then rose the seed of Chaos, and of Night,
To blot out order and extinguish light.
        Pope—Dunciad. Bk. IV. L. 13.
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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—Dunciad. Bk. IV. L. 649.
  7
          Nay, had I power, I should
Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
Uproar the universal peace, confound
All unity on earth.
        Macbeth. Act IV. Sc. 3. L. 97.
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