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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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From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic ...

Colum Hourihane - Art, Irish - 2001 - 382 pages
...teeth." 4: ' Milton described his figure of Death as most terrifying in its shapelessness, while Satan: In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a tower; his form had not yet lost All her original brightness. . . .'"' 10. Fethard Abbey, County Tipperary, "sheela-na-gig"...
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St. Martin's Anthologies of English Literature: Volume 3, Restoration and ...

Ian McGowan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1990 - 622 pages
...one of Milton, wherein he gives the portraits of Satan with a dignity so suitable to the subject. too He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent...original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruin'd, and th' excess 105 Of glory obscured: as when the sun new ris'n Looks through the horizontal...
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Poets of Action

G. Wilson Knight - English poetry - 2002 - 332 pages
...unnecessary grandeur of Satan. 1 Though a defeated rebel against God's omnipotence, he remains impressive: He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent...form had yet not lost All her original brightness ... (i. 589) His resolution in defeat has received general acclamation. No military imagination can...
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The Satanic Epic

Neil Forsyth - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 398 pages
...Lutz Zivley, "Satan in Orbit: PL IX 48-86," Milton Quarterly 31 (1997): 136. Thir dread commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less then Arch Angel ruind,...
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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - Philosophy - 2003 - 462 pages
...accords consonant: 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. 8 THE movement the most opposed to pride must be in accord with sorrow. A descent of notes,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - English literature - 2003 - 1012 pages
...Fonsarabia. Thus far these beyond” Compare of mortal prowess, yes observed Their dread commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a sower, his form had yes not loss All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined,...
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Fatal Women of Romanticism

Adriana Craciun - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 328 pages
...wild winds, the lordly CEDAR tow'rs,” writes Robinson, echoing Milton's description of Satan, who “above the rest / In shape and gesture proudly eminent / Stood like a tow'r” (PL, I. 589—91). Defying the storm that topples inferior trees, “the proud TREE its verdant...
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The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions in the Literary Imagination

Ruth Bienstock Anolik, Douglas L. Howard - Literary Criticism - 2014 - 320 pages
...superior in passion and power to the common man, reminiscent of Milton's Satan, he who “above the rest I In shape and gesture proudly eminent / Stood like...brightness, nor appeared / Less than archangel ruined, and th' excess / Of glory obscured ... Cruel his eye, but cast / Signs of remorse and passion....” In...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...are Be÷lzebub, Moloch, (Jhemos, Thammuz, Dagon, Rimmon, and BeliaL His standard-bearer is Azaz'eL 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...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Epic poetry, English - 2005 - 196 pages
...licenser [censor]. Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed Their dread commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent...lost All her Original brightness, nor appeared Less then Arch Angel ruined, and the excess Of Glory obscured: As when the Sun new risen Looks through the...
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