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Page 250 - 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 Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Page 254 - Though without number still, amidst the hall Of that infernal court. But far within, And in their own dimensions like themselves, The great seraphic lords and cherubim In close recess and secret conclave sat, A thousand demigods on golden seats, Frequent and full.
Page 251 - Their dread commander ; he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower ; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel...
Page 250 - Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in 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 mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand.
Page 251 - Hail horrors, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new possessor; one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time.
Page 185 - was the last person that lodged here ?' The king replied, ' His father.' ' And who is it,' says the dervise, ' that lodges here at present?' The king told him, that it was he himself. ' And, who,' says the dervise, ' will be here after you ?' The king answered, ' The young prince his son.' ' Ah, sir,' said the dervise, ' a house that changes its inhabitants so often, and receives such a perpetual succession of guests, is not a palace, but a caravansary.
Page 291 - On a sudden open fly With impetuous recoil and jarring sound Th" infernal doors, and on their hinges grate Harsh thunder, that the lowest bottom shook Of Erebus.
Page 251 - What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less than he Whom thunder hath made greater? here at least We shall be free ; th...
Page 77 - Troy, and engaged all the gods in factions. ^Eneas's settlement in Italy produced the Caesars and gave birth to the Roman Empire. Milton's subject was still greater than either of the former; it does not determine the fate of single persons or nations, but of a whole species. The united powers of hell are joined together for the destruction of mankind, which they effected in part, and would have completed had not Omnipotence itself interposed.