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" Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seem'd woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold... "
Dionysius Longinus On the Sublime: Translated from the Greek. With Notes and ... - Page 67
by Longinus, William Smith - 1800 - 215 pages
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Paradise Lost (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Corinna Siebert Ruth - Study Aids - 2015 - 186 pages
...Milton's classical allusions are also woven throughout his epic poem. The character of Sin, who was "woman to the waist, and fair,/ But ended foul in many a scaly fold," is patterned after Scylla in Virgil's Aeneid. ... to the waist A maiden she, with comely-fashioned...
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Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from ...

Tim Fulford - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 251 pages
...where he 'writhed him to and fro convolved' (bk vi, line 328). They also resemble Milton's Sin who 'ended foul in many a scaly fold / Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed / With mortal sting' (bk 1 1 , lines 65 1-3). The narrative concerning the Borrowdale yews takes...
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Reinventing Allegory

Theresa M. Kelley - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 345 pages
...are Sin and Death at the gates of Hell: Before the Gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seem'd Woman to the waist, and fair, But ended...With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung A hideous Peal: yet,...
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Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India

Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions Wendy Doniger, Wendy Doniger, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty - Religion - 1999 - 376 pages
...Death, Satan's son, a shapeless shadow* black as night; the other, Sin, is described in hideous detail: The one seem'd Woman to the waist, and fair, / But...With mortal sting: about her middle round / A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd / With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung / A hideous Peal:...
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Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India

Wendy Doniger - Religion - 1999 - 376 pages
...Death, Satan's son, a shapeless shadow* black as night; the other, Sin, is described in hideous detail: The one seem'd Woman to the waist, and fair, / But ended foul hi many a scaly fold / Voluminous and vast, a Serpent arm'd / With mortal sting: about her middle round...
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Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age

Patrick Cheney - Social Science
...gates of hell, with the daughter whom he fails to recognize after her metamorphosis into one who seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting; about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide...
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Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost

John N. King - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 227 pages
...hell, with the daughter whom he fails to recognize because of her metamorphosis into one who seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a se1pent armed With mortal sting; about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Alleyne Silver - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 409 pages
...fire, Yet unconsummed. Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide...
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Annals and Antiquities of Rajast'han

Rajputana (India) - 1957
...which the divine Milton seems to have taken from Diodorus's account of the mother of the Scythae : " Woman to the waist, and fair ; " But ended foul in many a scaly fold 1" Par. Lost, book ii. Whether the Jit Catti-da is the Jit or Gete of Cathay (da being the mark of...
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Weaving the Word: The Metaphorics of Weaving and Female Textual Production

Kathryn Sullivan Kruger - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 187 pages
...Miltonic counterpart, Sin. Whereas John Milton regards Sin in Paradise Lost as a being who "seemed woman to the waist, and fair, / But ended foul in many a scaly fold,"57 Blake likewise characterizes his Enion as "Half Woman and half Spectre," a "monster lovely...
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