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" He scarce had ceased, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore ; his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the... "
Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper - Page 13
by William Hayley - 1810
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The Spectator, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air, That felt unusual weight • His pond'rous shield Bthereral temper, massy, large and round, Behind him cast; the...the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artists view At ev'ning, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Hivers, or mountains,...
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An Introduction to Astronomy ...

John Bonnycastle - Astronomy - 1816 - 428 pages
...finely alludes to when he describes the shield of Satan, in the first book of his Paradise Lost. -" The broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like...top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, r Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe." Sereral astronomers have given us exact maps of the moon,...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...variety : He scarce had ceas'd, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,...orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 1817
...the shield of Satan, in the first book of his inimitable Paradise Lost. Tlie broad circumference Hang on his shoulders like the Moon, whose orb Through...the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesol^, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. How admirably...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819
...variety : He scarce had ceas'd, when the superior fiend XV as moving toward the shore ; his pond rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,...orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, . . Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 15

Liberalism (Religion) - 1820
...most delicate shadowings. Let us take, by way of example, Milton's picture of the Men archangel : — His ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large...the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of FesoW, Or in Valdaruo, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe. His spear —...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 17

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1820
...it was that I found and visited the famous Galileo, grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition." •" The broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe." -" As when by night the glass Of Galileo, less assured, observes Imagined land...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - Fall of man - 1820 - 305 pages
...Was moving tow'ard the shore ! his pond'rous shield., Etheridl temper, massy, large, and round, 285 Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on...top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, 290 Rivers, or mountains, on her spotty globe. His spear (to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 15

Liberalism (Religion) - 1820
...ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Behind him cast ; the broad circnmferencr Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in lier spotty globe. His spear — to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hilla, to be...
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A Reply to an Unsentimental Sort of Critic: The Reviewer of Spence's ...

William Lisle Bowles - 1820 - 43 pages
...when you use " MILTON thus ? I beseech you recollect MIL" TON'S image. " ' His pond'rous shield, ' Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb ' Through...VALDARNO, to DESCRY NEW LANDS, ' RIVERS, or MOUNTAINS, IN HER SPOTTY GLOBE.' " Who does not perceive the art of the poet in introducing, besides the telescope,...
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