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" Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams ; or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 386
1852
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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke ...: A vindication of natural ...

Edmund Burke - Political science - 1756
...one of Milton, wherein he gives the portrait of Satan with a dignity so suitable to the subject : — He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent...had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined, and th" excess Of glory obscured : as when the sun new risen Looks...
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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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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, 590 Stood like a tow'r ; his form had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory obscur'd ; as when the sun new ris'n Looks through the horizontal misty air 595...
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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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The Port Folio, Volume 6

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1811
...Milton, where we read of u personage so dignified as the following: His form had not yet lost All its original brightness, nor appear'd Less than arch-angel ruin'd, and the excess Of glory obscurM; as when the sun new ris'n Looks thro" the horizontal misty air, Shorn of his beams. We find...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent 590 Stood like a tow'r ; his form had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory' obscur'd ; as when the sun new risen I.miks through the horizontal misty air 595...
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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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