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" Commander : 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 appear'd Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd, and the excess Of glory obscured... "
Complete Rhetoric - Page 244
by Alfred Hix Welsh - 1885 - 346 pages
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 452 pages
...by its immediate power, and with a sudden effect; as, in the description of Satan in Paradise Lost. He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r. [I, 589-91] A second species of the sublime consists in giving a gradation to imagery. There...
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The Sublime: A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory

Andrew Ashfield, Peter de Bolla - 1996 - 314 pages
...celebrated one of Milton, wherein he gives the portrait of Satan with a dignity so suitable to the subject. 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 ruin'd, and th' excess Of...
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Speak Silence: Rhetoric and Culture in Blake's Poetical Sketches

Mark L. Greenberg - 1996 - 221 pages
...illustrate his point Burke cites one of the powerful descriptions of Satan in Paradise Lost, Book I: 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, nor appear'd Less than Arch-Angel ruin'd,...
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Blake, Politics, and History

Jacqueline DiSalvo - 1998 - 387 pages
...Medina image of 1688, Barry's print takes as its inspiration the opening book of Paradise Lost: ... 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 Less than the Arch Angel...
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Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Fellow and Tutor Balliol College Lecturer English Faculty Seamus Perry, Seamus Perry, Seamus (Lecturer in English Literature Perry, Lecturer in English Literature University of Glasgow) - 1999 - 303 pages
...watch-tower metaphor is hardly of an obviously humane personality — one allusion, after all, is to Satan: 'he above the rest / In shape and gesture proudly eminent / Stood like a tower' (Paradise Lost, I.389-91; Milton, 497); and even if not explicitly Satanic, then the metaphor may at...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - 2000 - 450 pages
...attempted, and the power of Milton's Satan as a fallen angel has been felt by generations of readers: He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less, than Archangel ruined.20 Thomas Hobbes After the turbulent years of the Civil War, the...
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Sources in Irish Art: A Reader

Fintan Cullen - 2000 - 325 pages
...celebrated one of Milton, wherein he gives the portrait of Satan with a dignity so suitable to the subject. 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 ruin'd, and th' excess Of...
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Werke

Dionysios Solōmos, Hans-Christian GŁnther - 2000 - 304 pages
...Tode auf dem Totenbett rezitiert haben. Str. 96, l f.: Vgl. J. Milton, Paradise Lost I 590ff. (... he above the rest/ In shape and gesture proudly eminent/ Stood like a tow 'r; hisform had yet not lost/ All her original brightness ...) und 619ff. (Thrice he assaged, and...
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From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic ...

Colum Hourihane - 2001 - 356 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...form had not yet lost All her original brightness. . . .'"' 10. Fethard Abbey, County Tipperary, "sheela-na-gig" 11. Drawing of sheela-na-gig from Ballynahencl,...
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The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindness

Catherine Maxwell, Professor of Victorian Literature Catherine Maxwell - 2001 - 279 pages
...beacon tower' amid her women is an obvious echo of Milton's characterisation of Satan among his troops - 'he above the rest / In shape and gesture proudly eminent / Stood like a tower' (1.589-91) -a description which Burke cites as illustration of the sublime in Paradise Lost.w~ It is...
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