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" 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 arch-angel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured... "
The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ... - Page 92
by Edmund Burke - 1756
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Sketches from nature: taken, and coloured, in a journey to Margate ...

George Keate - 1790
...a sublime poem. This feature may be observed in the sublime -description of Satan by Milton, — " He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...Stood like a tower : his form had yet not lost All its original brightness ; nor appear'd Less than areh-angel ruin'd, and the excess Of glory obscured...
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An Appeal to the Loyal Citizens of Dublin

Freeman of Dublin - Ireland - 1800 - 41 pages
...of Satan with a dignity fo fuitable to the fubjeft : He above the re/I In Jbcipc and gesture preudly eminent Stood like a tower; his form had yet not lost All her original brigltntfs, nor appear' d Less than archangel ruined, and th' excess Of glory abscur'd : as 'when the...
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Dionysius Longinus On the Sublime: Translated from the Greek. With Notes and ...

Longinus, William Smith - Rhetoric, Ancient - 1800 - 215 pages
...eclipse, by which our ideas are wonderfully raised to a conception of what it was in all its glory. he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r : his form not yet had lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than arch-angel ruin'd,...
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An Account of Travels Into the Interior of Southern Africa in the Years 1797 ...

Sir John Barrow - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) - 1802 - 386 pages
...a thousand feet high. As a distinction, we gave it the name of Tower-berg, because this mountain, " above the rest, " In shape and gesture proudly eminent, " Stood like a tower." About two o'clock in the morning we joined the scouting party at the base of this mountain. They and...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...worked up to a greater sublimity, than that wherein his person is described in those celebrated lines : He, above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r, &c. His sentiments are every way answerable to his character, and suitable to a created being...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1805 - 471 pages
...confusion nor obscurity in the passage, which has been so confidently quoted as an instance of both*. He above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...Stood like a tower : his form had yet not lost All its original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Archangel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory obscured...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - Great Britain - 1806
...infinity and eternity. "We do not any where meet a more sublime description than this justly-celebrated one of Milton, wherein he gives the portrait of Satan...shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a tower s his form 1: ad yet not lost All her original brightnessy nor appear' d Less than archangel ruin'J,...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...(MIL TON.) THUS far these Seyond Compare of mortal prowess yet observ'd ri heir dread commander : • he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness nor appear' d less than Arch- Angel ruin'dj...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807 - 384 pages
...description of Satan, after his fall, appearing at the , head of the infernal hosts : ,.....,.....„. He, above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower : his form had not yet lost , . All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd ; and the excess...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...obsety'd vOL. I. M Their dread Commander : he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent 530 Stood like a tower; his form had yet not lost All her orig'inal brightness, nor appear'd Less thun Arch-angel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory' ebscur'd ; as when the Sun new risen...
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