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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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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 1815
...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 appear'd Less Less than archangel ruin'd, and th' excess...
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The British Critic: A New Review, Volume 3

1815
...poem amidst all its contemporaries,, and after all that was the Augustan sera of our literature, it above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower." Under happier circumstances, we can imagine its author contending with success against any genius of...
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Select Pieces in Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Bowdler - 1816 - 617 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,...had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined, and th' excess Of glory obscured. As when the sun new risen, Looks...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1816
...commander. He, above the rest In ahape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd and (tT excess Of glory obscur'd : as when the sun new-risen Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - 1817 - 500 pages
...for an example, the following noted description of Satan, after his fall, appearing afthe head of the infernal hosts : • He, above the rest, In shape...original brightness, nor appear'd Less than archangel rnm'd ; und ilie excess Of glory ohscur'd : us when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 72

1852
...last he sums. And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardening in hia strength Glories." NORTH. " 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 archangel ruin'd, and the excess Of...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 30

1831
...NORTH. By WHOM ? TICKLER. " Oh no ! we never mention him." NORTH. Name— Name. TICKLER. — — — He, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower. NORTH. Thank ye— Well, I don't doubt Talleyrand among the Whigs has been almost as much at home as...
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Elements of criticism [by H. Home].

Henry Home (lord Kames.) - 1817
...Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. -Thus far these, beyond Milton, B. 1. 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, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd...
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Gerusalemme liberata, Volume 1

Torquato Tasso - 1817
...questi detti il gran rimbombo udissi ; gia superbo, nel suo Paradiso Perduto, Can.' IT. 589, esegg: he, above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tow'r, &c. Su gli altri spirti, in portamento e forma Egli guai torre, pien d' orgoglio s' erge. m...
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The Edinburgh Observer: Or, Town and Country Magazine, Issues 1-11

1817
...Salan, with the dignity of the passage transformed into horror ; we may say — -—— •• He ahove the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower." • But we cannot say — • i In dim cclipsi disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations ; and...
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