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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: ... with Appropriate Questions to ...

Hugh Blair - 1832 - 230 pages
...for instance, the following noted description of Satan, after his fall, appearing at the head of his infernal hosts. -he, above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower; li is form had not yet lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Leas than Archangel rain'd, and...
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The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic, and Lady's Magazine and ..., Volume 21

1842
...upright young lady in the establishment, a very drill-sergeant in petticoats. But though Miss Fairfax' " above the rest in shape and gesture, proudly eminent, stood like a tower," it could not be concealed from the eye of the penetrating observer that her bust did not equal that...
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Lectures on Poetry and General Literature: Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1833 - 394 pages
...princely dignities, And powers that erst in heaven sat on thrones," he thus depicts their leader: — " He, above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent,...Less than archangel ruin'd, and the' excess Of glory ' obscured." Paradise Lost, book i. In this brief clause there are no less than four supernumerary...
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Beautiful Sublime: The Making of ‘Paradise Lost,’ 1701-1734

Leslie Moore - 1990 - 252 pages
...Sublimity, than that wherein his [Satan's] Person is described in those celebrated Lines" (S 303, 3: 85): 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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Recherche philosophique sur l'origine de nos idées du sublime et du beau

Edmund Burke, Baldine Saint Girons - 1998 - 256 pages
...» (The Spectator. n° 70. Voir également n° 74). 2. Paradis perdu, 1, 589-99, traduction citée. (...)He above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a lower ; hisform had yetnot lost AU her original brightness, norappeared Less than archangel ruin 'd,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...rais'd Thir fainting courage, and dispel'd thir fears. (Bk. I, 1. 527-530) 57 Thir dread commander: rmured — "While you live, Drink! — for, once dead, you never sh Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less than Arch Angel ruind,...
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Art of Darkness: A Poetics of Gothic

Anne Williams - 2009 - 319 pages
...Satan, seem to appear in every generation. Here is how Milton describes the heroic Satan of Book I: 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 the excess Of glory obscured . . . . . . Darkened so, yet...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 pages
...worked 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. [589-91] His Sentiments are every way answerable to his Character, and suitable to a created Being...
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Napoleon and English Romanticism

Simon Bainbridge - 1995 - 259 pages
...implication.2' Wordsworth also commented upon Knight's analysis of the lines from Paradise Lost which begin: He above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent. Stood like a tower ... (i, This passage was particularly well known because Burke had chosen it as an instance of the...
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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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