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" O ! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine ; Or find some other way to generate... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ... - Page 256
by John Milton - 1824
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Divided Empire: Milton's Political Imagery

Robert Thomas Fallon - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...sex: O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine? (10:888-93) Eve, in a tearful response, accepts all blame as the "sole cause to thee of all this woe"...
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The Rosicrucians, Past and Present, at Home and Abroad Complete Edition

W. Wynn Westcott - 1996 - 72 pages
...: 0 why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last . This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature,...feminine ; Or find some other way to generate Mankind ? f. L. , Book x. ROSICRUCIANS AND FREE-MASONS 403 .The second work gives an account of such a society...
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Paper Bullets: Print and Kingship Under Charles II

Harold M. Weber - History - 1996 - 292 pages
...women: O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? While James Turner correctly reminds us that in Milton's epic this "misogynistic yearning for 'some...
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Feminist Interpretations of G.W.F. Hegel

Patricia Jagentowicz Mills - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 352 pages
...masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the earth at once With men as angels without feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? (Paradise Loit, Book X, 888-95) For Hegel, women are rescued from prehistory (as indeed are men) by...
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - Literary Collections - 1997 - 273 pages
...laments: O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? (10.888-95) The angels who appear and speak in Paradise Lost all seem to be masculine in appearance...
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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender

Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, Valarie H. Ziegler, Valarie H Ziegler - Religion - 1999 - 515 pages
...decision to give him a woman for a partner was a good choice. Why, he asked, had God created This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill...way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall 'n. And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturhances on Earth through Femal snares. . ....
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Misogyny: The Male Malady

David D. Gilmore - Psychology - 2001 - 253 pages
...woman: O! why did God, Creator wise! that Peopl'd highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature?...World at once With men, as Angels, without feminine? (Paradise Lost, 10.881-89) Milton's misogyny has been the subject of numerous critical studies, in...
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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Claudia L. Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 284 pages
...Woman, O why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature,...feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? (PL 10.888-95) The very deficiency of which he was once enamored is now an indictment of "fair defect."...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...why did God,0 Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last 890 This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature,...way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befallen, And more that shall befall, innumerable Disturbances on earth through female snares, And...
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The Law Most Beautiful and Best: Medical Argument and Magical Rhetoric in ...

Randall Baldwin Clark - Philosophy - 2003 - 178 pages
...God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill...Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? — Milton's Adam, upon learning of Eve's perfidy, Paradise Lost 9.889-95 The Stranger's extreme interest...
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