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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... "
The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature - Page 96
1820
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Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo

Eileen Reeves - 1999 - 340 pages
...an artistic context. Though the most important exchanges between painters and astronomers involved 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,3 very little...
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Infinity, Faith, and Time: Christian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

John Spencer Hill - 1997 - 224 pages
...the Milky Way (8.577-90); and a celebrated passage on lunar topography alludes to Sidereus Nuncius: the Moon, whose 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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Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy

C.C. Gaither - 1997 - 510 pages
...one that had been led astray Through the heav'n's wide pathless way . . . // Penseroso (p. 28) . . . the Moon, whose 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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From Gaelic to Romantic: Ossianic Translations

Fiona J. Stafford, Howard Gaskill - 1998 - 284 pages
...(PO:55) - was glossed by the well known description of Satan in Paradise Lost: "His ponderous shield / Behind him cast; the broad circumference / Hung on his shoulders like the Moon" (I, 284-86; PO:420n.), This not only emphasizes the epic nature of Fingal but also, by connecting Swaran...
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Herman Melville: Stargazer

Brett Zimmerman - 1998 - 174 pages
...lunar mountains, and of water. 3 The moon is also mentioned in relation to Satan in Paradise Lost: Behind him cast. The broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon. (1:283-7) 4 Beaver (in the notes to his Penguin edition of Billy Budd) and Hayford and Sealts (Billy...
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Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science, Volume 1

Stillman Drake - 1999 - 524 pages
...the glass Of Galileo, less assured, observes Imagine lands and regions in the Moon. (V, 261-263) ... the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening, from the top of Fiesole Or in Valdarno. to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. (I. 287-291)...
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Requiem for Harlem: Mercy of a Rude Stream Volume IV, A Novel

Henry Roth - 1998 - 316 pages
...on a line, forgot the burden of his troubles in its beauty. Boy, look at that about Satan's shield: Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb/ Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views . . . Galileo, Tuscan artist. ... If you could only have gone up to Galileo, and said: Hey, listen,...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - 2002 - 300 pages
...shield-asmoon is updated: He [Beelzebub] scarce had ceas't when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large...on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through the Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of the Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...
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Technology and the Rest of Culture

Arien Mack - 2001 - 414 pages
...seen through the telescope with a realm of illusion and wonder. He describes Satan's shield, whose "broad circumference" Hung on his shoulders like the...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 on her spotty...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - 1992 - 812 pages
...taking as exemplary the following description of Satan's shield: (87) the broad circumference I lung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Kv'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in \'aldarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty...
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