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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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An Abridgment of Lectures on Rhetoric

Hugh Blair - 1818 - 300 pages
...for instance, the following noted description of satan, after his fall, appearing at the bead of his infernal hosts. -He, above the rest, In shape and...eminent, Stood, like a tower ; his form had not yet lost AH her original brightness, nor appear'd Less, than Archangel ruiu'd, and the excess, Of glory obicurd...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - 1819 - 498 pages
...an example, the following noted description of Satan after his fall, appearing at the head of the, infernal hosts: — — — He, above the rest, In...had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less. than archangel ruined; and the excess Of glory obscured : As when the sun, new risen,...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 11

1829
...example, we may cite the following description of Satan, after his fall, appearing at the head of the infernal hosts : — " He, above the rest, In shape...had not yet lost : All her original brightness, nor appeared r \ Less than archangel ruined ; and the excess Of glory obscured : as when the sun, new-risen,...
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The British Essayists: To which are Prefixed Prefaces, Biographical ...

1819
...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, &c. His sentiments are every way answerable to his character, and suitable to a created being of the...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1819
...globe. Milton, D. iThus 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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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 14

1819
...hero of the Iliad. He had a lion's heart without his magnanimity. But Milton has drawn him, ' Who, above the rest, in shape and gesture Proudly eminent, stood like a tower' — in colours so interesting, as to excite hatred, horror and admiration. When he assumes an angel's...
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820
...for an example, the following noted description of Satan after his fall, appearing at the head of the infernal hosts: He, above the rest, In shape and gesture...had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than archangel ruined; and the excess Of glory obscured: As when the sun, new risen,...
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Select pieces in prose and verse [ed. by J. Bowdler the elder]. 2 vols [in 1].

John Bowdler - 1820
...Paradise Lost. 72 " 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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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1820 - 807 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thus far these Iwyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Their dread commander : Nature lets it fall, Short, and but rare, till man improv'd it all. We just ; liis form had yet not lost All her original brightness ; nor appear'd Less than arch-angel ruin'd,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books

John Milton - 1820 - 305 pages
...Fontarabbia. Thas tar 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 not yet lost 590 All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than Archangel...
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