Despair defies even despotism; there is
That in my heart would make its way thro' hosts
With levell'd spears.
BYRON: _Two Foscari,_ Act i., Sc. 1.
Then black despair,
The shadow of a starless night, was thrown
Over the world in which I moved alone.
SHELLEY: _Revolt of Islam, Dedication,_ St. 6
The strongest and the fiercest spirit
That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair.
MILTON: _Par. Lost,_ Bk. ii., Line 44.