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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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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 807 pages
...amaz'd ; No wonder, fall'n such a pernicious highth." He scarce had ceas'd when the superior fiend I hrough the Tlirough optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to...
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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...the Tuscan artist views 'At EVENING, FROM THE TOP OF FfiSOLE, 'Or in VALDARNO, to DESCRY NEW LANDS, ' RIVERS, or MOUNTAINS, IN HER SPOTTY GLOBE.' " Who...
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The London Magazine, Volume 3

1821
...of the Paradise Lost He scarce had ceased, when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore, lus ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large and...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. Galileo's country house was in Valdarno, and looked up at Fesolc ; to the top...
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The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - English language - 1821 - 318 pages
...variety. He scarce had ceas'd, when the superior fiend ; Was moving towards the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy large and round, Behind...orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Vildaruo, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains, in her spotty...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, Volume 1

John Milton - Bible - 1821
...shield, Etheihil temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast ; the broad ciroumfercncc Hung on bis shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the...
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Paradise lost, a poem

John Milton - 1821
...Was moving tow'ard the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Etherial temper, massy, large, and round, «8f Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his...the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesol£, Or in Valdarao, to descry new lands, 290 Rivers, or mountains, on her spotty globe' His spear...
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Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism: With Corrections ...

William Lisle Bowles - Poetry - 1822 - 217 pages
...admiral's mast" but " his shield " to the moon seen through a telescope!" " 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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The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1822 - 771 pages
...wings he steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight His pond'rous _ 5 + , Thnr optic glass the Tuscan artists view At ev'Btng, from the top of Fesole. Or in Valdarno, to descry...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 6

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...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,...top of Fesole. Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Hivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. Milton, Book i. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823
...he steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight— — His pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Behind...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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