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First Line: In night, when colors all to black are cast
Last Line: Which but expressions be of inward evils.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, 1st Baron; Brooke, Lord
Variant Title(s): "this Nothing Seen;""in Night When Colours All To Black Are Cast,"";
Subject(s): Evil


In night, when colors all to black are cast,
Distinction lost, or gone down with the light;
The eye -- a watch to inward senses placed,
Not seeing, yet still having power of sight --
Gives vain alarums to the inward sense
Where fear, stirred up with witty tyranny,
Confounds all powers, and through self-offence,
Doth forge and raise impossibility,
Such as in thick, depriving darknesses
Proper reflections of the error be,
And images of self-confusednesses
Which hurt imaginations only see --
And from this nothing seen, tells news of devils,
Which but expressions be of inward evils.





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