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" The other shape, If shape it might be called that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint or limb; Or substance might be called that shadow seemed; For each seemed either; black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 92
1826
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Hand-book for Young Painters

Charles Robert Leslie - Painting - 1870 - 315 pages
...which, had he not done it, we might have thought impossible — he has embodied Milton's words :— " What seemed his head the likeness of a kingly crown had on." In the " Satan " of Sir Thomas Lawrence (the worst portrait he ever painted), all is so material as...
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The Century, Volume 4

1872
...just-created trees sprang to their station and their stature, at the fiat of the Omnific Word — of " what seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on," to describe the spectral brow, that wore the spectral crown, of Death — the apparition of a crown...
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The Parish Magazine

1870
...trinmphant enemy, an invincible conqueror ; and when we pictured him to our mind it was as a monarch. ' What seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.' — MILTON. Now, if we could get quite an opposite view to this ; if we could find Death our enemy...
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A compendious grammar and philological hand-book of the English language

John Stuart Colquhoun - English language - 1871 - 202 pages
...a fool; Napoleon became Emperor; You are growing quite a philosopher; They are called democrats. " What seemed his head, The likeness of a kingly crown had on." — MILTOH. " Virtue alone is happiness below." — POPE. " Calisto there stood manifest of shame,...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 84

1871
...are taken almost at random from a paper on English. Analyse into subject and predicate, <fcc. : a) What seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Subject : His head the likeness. Predicate : What seemed. Object : Of a kingly crown had on. (i) 111...
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The Life and Times of Henry, Lord Brougham, Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Great Britain - 1871
...joint, or limb." No doubt the application was to him, but only for the description of the head — " What seemed his head, The likeness of a kingly crown had on," to show our impression that he was the true author of the proceedings. He said I might have at least...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on ...

Richard Green Parker - Readers, American - 1873 - 581 pages
...DEATH. BLACK it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart : what seemed his head, The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand ; and from his seat The monster moving onward came as fast, With horrid strides...
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Holy week in the Vatican: the ceremonies

Thomas Pope (canon of Castleknock.) - 1874
...either ; black he stood as night, Fierce as ten furies ; terrible as h — ; And shook a deadly dart. What seemed his head, The likeness of a kingly crown had on". In olden days a very large, transparent cross of stained glass and jets of extraordinary ' beauty,...
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A Free Lance in the Field of Life and Letters

William Cleaver Wilkinson - English literature - 1874 - 340 pages
...just-created trees sprang to their station and their stature, at the fiat of the Omnific Word — of What seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on, to describe the spectral brow, that wore the spectral crown, of Death — the apparition of a crown...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: Memoir of Milton. Paradise lost

John Milton - 1874
...— black it stood as Night, 670 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart : what seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand, and from his seat The monster moving onward came as fast With horrid strides...
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