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" either—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 675 With... "
Paradise Lost - Page 64
by John Milton - 1896 - 408 pages
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Paradise Lost: In Twelve Parts

John Milton - 1851 - 632 pages
...member, joint, or limb; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd cither ; black it stood as Night, 670 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell. And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand, and from his seat The...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851 - 594 pages
...seemed either; black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell; And shook a deadly dart. What seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Indeed such is the genius of Milton, that we can scarcely find a fitting comparison for it. When he...
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Three Expeditions Into the Interior of Eastern Australia: With ..., Volume 2

Thomas Livingstone Mitchell - Australia - 1839 - 502 pages
...brandishing a short spear—- or, as the hoys would probably Bay to their tribe ; " Black he stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart." At length, when apparently near the centre of the lake, he overtook one; and while leading him towards...
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The Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 1

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - American periodicals - 1842 - 614 pages
...failed. For instance, in aiming to imitate that inimitable passage, where, of death, it is said, " What seemed his head, the likeness of a kingly crown had on," he says, " Sudden a seraph, that before them flew, Pausing upon his wide-unfolded plumes, Put to his...
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Nineteenth Century and After, Volume 20

Nineteenth century - 1886 - 982 pages
...He compares ' le peuple-roi' and its rule with Milton's hell-monsters :— Black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook...seemed his head, The likeness of a kingly crown had on. In short, he shatters the ideal of his compatriots in the most cruel and reckless fashion, and does...
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The Mystical Design of Paradise Lost

Galbraith Miller Crump - Poetry - 1975 - 196 pages
...but delay'd to strike, (XI. 491-92) while in Book II, Death threatens Satan: black it stood as Night, Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful Dart. (II. 670-72) to while away the time until their leader's return. The more adventurous set out to discover...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 73

England - 1853 - 796 pages
...black it stood os Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance might be called, that shadow Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seemed Night, its head The likeness of a kingly crown had on." Wherever and whenever a sect or confederacy...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 89

England - 1861 - 796 pages
...land. Greatness had been thrust upon them. Honest John Company was master no VOL. LXXXIX.—NO. T>MV "«What seemed his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on ; " and sorely bewildered it was sometimes under the pressure of this unlooked-for encumbrance. His...
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Milton's Epic Voice: The Narrator in Paradise Lost

Anne Ferry - Poetry - 1983 - 207 pages
...limb, Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each sccm'd cither; black it stood as Night, Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful Dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a Kingly Crown had on. (II, 666-673) Again the description is of physical...
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Reference - 1984 - 950 pages
...menacing aspect or their unrestrained fury in attack (the other Shape . . . black it stood as night, fierce as ten Furies, terrible as Hell, and shook a dreadful dart —Milton) (no bandit fierce, no tyrant mad with pride —Pope) Truculent, though it implies fierceness,...
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