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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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American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British ...

Susan Scott Parrish - History - 2012 - 344 pages
...Paradise Lost (1667) as a . . . Woman to the waste, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fould Voluminous and vast, a Serpent arm'd With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide Gerberean mouths full loud, and rung A hideous Peal: yet,...
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Milton, Spenser and The Chronicles of Narnia: Literary Sources for the C.S ...

Elizabeth Baird Hardy - Literary Criticism - 2014 - 196 pages
...Sin, even in her fallen and mutated form, is still attractive from the waist up: "The one seemed a woman to the waist, and fair,/ But ended foul in many a scaly fold" (11.651). Thus the Green Witch and Sin both have the power to seduce or to destroy. Though the Green...
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A Writing Halfway Between Theory and Fiction: Mediating Feminism from the ...

Miriam Wallraven - English literature - 2007 - 306 pages
...Milton's Paradise Lost one "formidable Shape" at the gates of Hell is portrayed as "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" (1996, Book 2, 1. 650-3). In these versions, the woman is regarded as evil...
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Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear

Marina Warner - Social Science - 2007 - 441 pages
...with Death, on either side of the gates of hell, the scarecrow to crown all scarecrows: 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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