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" He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a tower. His form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than Archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured. "
Paradise Lost - Page xxx
by John Milton - 1896 - 408 pages
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1808 - 508 pages
...confusion nor obscurity in the passage, which has been so confidently quoted as an instance of both*. He above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower: his form had vet not lost All its original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Archangel ruin'd, and th" excess 'Of...
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The British Essayists, Volume 10

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 304 pages
...to a greater sublimity, than that wherein his person is described in those celebrated lines: —— He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower, &c. His sentiments are every way answerable to his character, and suitable to a created being of most...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 304 pages
...worked up to a greater sublimity, than that wherein his person is described in those celebrated lines: - He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower, cue. His sentiments are every way answerable to hi character, and suitable to a created being of...
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Rebellion in Bath: or, The battle of the upper-rooms: an heroico ..., Volume 280

Richard Warner - 1808 - 142 pages
...above them all 2 : Great POMPO GORGON, with his leering eye, A Caledonian wight of seven feet high: > He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a tower. MILTOX. • Who half an age his gallant course had ran, Kept twenty mistresses, and kilfd his man;...
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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - English language - 1808 - 330 pages
...description of Satan, after his fall, appearing at the head of his infernal hosts: -He, above the vest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood, like a tower; his form had not yt kwt i . AH her original brightness, nor appear'd . . , Less than archangel ruin'd, and the...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 7

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 572 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Their dread commander : he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...had yet not lost All her original brightness ; nor appeatM Less than arch-angel ruin'd, and the excess Of glory obscurM : as when the Sun, new risen,...
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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...By Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Their dread Commander: he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower; his form had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd, and the excess...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The ...

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810 - 312 pages
...worked up to a greater sublimity, than that wherein his person is described in those celebrated lines: -He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower, 8tc. His sentiments are every way answerable to his character, and suitable to a created being of the...
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Elements of Elocution in which the Principles of Reading and Speaking are ...

John Walker - Elocution - 1810 - 402 pages
...sentences. Similes in poetry form proper examples for gaining a habit of lowering the voice. EXAMPLE. He above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r. His form had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Of glory obscur'd ; as when...
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The Monthly Review

1810 - 570 pages
...occupied, and our wonder entirely absorbed, by this superlative object ; which, like Milton's Satan, - " Above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower." ' An account of its dimensions and form will afford you the best idea of the impression produced on...
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