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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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Outlines of Ancient and Modern History on a New Plan: Embracing Biographical ...

Royal Robbins - History - 1844
...blind. Milton has finely alluded to him in the lines " Like the moon, whose orb Through optic gloss, the Tuscan artist views At evening, from the top of...lands, Rivers, or mountains, on her spotty globe." 6. Raleigh (Sir Walter) was one of the most brilliant and useful characters of the times in which he...
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The Church

1860
...powerfully has Milton described this great Goliah coming to that conflict : — " Then Satan came, bearing his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large,...circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon. His spear (to equal which, the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ship,...
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A System of Intellectual Philosophy

Asa Mahan - Psychology - 1845 - 330 pages
...itself : " He scarced had ceas'd when the superior fiend Was moving towards the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe." The character and scene here presented, were created by the Imagination. The...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...DOWNFALL. He scarce had ceas'd, when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore, his ponderous shield Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his...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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The music, or melody of rhythmus of language: (1818).

James Chapman - Elocution - 1972 - 250 pages
...ShakespeareIS. SATAN CALLING THE FALLEN ANGELS FROM THE OBLIVIOUS POOL. HE scarce had ceas'd, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore ; his ponderous...circumference Hung on his shoulders, like the moon, whose orb, Thro' optic glass, the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fiesole, Or in Valdarno, to...
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Calderón y el barroco: exaltación y engaño de los sentidos

María Alicia Amadei-Pulice - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 270 pages
...último solamente se puede resolver en el contexto de cada drama. He scarce had ceas't when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield...his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Class the Tuscan Artist viejos M Ev'ningfrom the top of Pesóle, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lanas,...
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Transuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of Humanism

Leonard Barkan - Philosophy - 1991 - 147 pages
...revealing. They cluster around a description of Satan and his hordes. He [Beelzebub] scarce had ceas't when the superiour Fiend Was moving toward the shore;...Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning, from the top of f'eso/e, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains, in her...
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Andrew Marvell and Edmund Waller: Seventeenth-Century Praise and Restoration ...

A. B. Chambers - Literary Criticism - 2010
...telescope in Paradise Lost, the first occasion being to look at Satan's shield vis-a-vis the moon: his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large...whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views. (1.284-88) The second was to look at Satan himself vis-a-vis the Sun: There lands the Fiend, a spot...
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Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature

Valeria Finucci, Regina Schwartz - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 272 pages
...artist, spectators looking through an optic glass of our own. He scarce had ceas't when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield...Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan artist views At Fv'ning from the lop of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty...
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Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo

Eileen Reeves - Science - 1999 - 310 pages
...an artistic context. Though the most important exchanges between painters and astronomers involved the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe,3 very little of the other celestial discoveries made in the early modern period...
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