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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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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819 - 458 pages
...spotty globe. 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 tow'r; his form had yet not lost All her original brighmess, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Aesthetics - 1819 - 434 pages
...Milton, V. J, . .1 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 tow'r; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, norappear'd Less than archangel rtiin'd...
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Select pieces in prose and verse [ed. by J. Bowdler the elder]. 2 vols [in 1].

John Bowdler - 1820 - 428 pages
...Paradise Lost. " Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed 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 appeared Less than archangel ruined, and th' excess Of...
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820 - 536 pages
...following noted description of Satan after his fall, appearing at the head of the infernal hosts: — 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 appeared Less than archangel ruined; and the excess Of...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 18

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1821
...organ ! One image is peculiar, and very sublime, in the use of an image drawn from art, where Satan " above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood, LIKE A IOW'K." Here is an instant image of immoveable strength : but if the ." tower" had been particularised,...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822 - 302 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed Their dread Commander : he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...had yet not lost All her' original brightness ; nor appear'd Less than Arch-angel ruin'd, and the' excess Of glory' obscured: as when the sun, new risen,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822 - 292 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed Their dread Commander : he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...had yet not lost All her' original brightness ; nor appear'd Less than Arch-angel ruin'd, and the' excess Of glory' obscured: as when the sun, new risen,...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 20

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...XL. 2 O One image is peculiar, and very sublime, in the use of an image drawn from art, where Satan " above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood, LIKE A TOW'H." Here is an instant image of imrnoveable strength; but if the " tower "had been particularised,...
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Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism: With Corrections ...

William Lisle Bowles - Poetry - 1822 - 258 pages
...organ! One image is peculiar, and very sublime, in the use of an image drawn from art, where Satan " above the rest, " In shape and gesture proudly eminent, " Stood, LIKE A TOW'R." stroke introducing battlements, pinnacles, corbels, &c. the image would have lost so much grandeur;...
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Paradise lost, a poem

John Milton - 1823 - 304 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed Their dread Commander ; he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...form had yet not lost All her original brightness j nor appear'd Less than Archangel ruin'd, and the excess Of glory obscured : as when the sun, new...
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