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" Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. "
The Monthly magazine - Page 202
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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Lectures on English Poetry: To the Time of Milton

Stanhope Busby - 1837 - 118 pages
...Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdamo, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. His spear, to equal which...
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The idler in Italy, Volume 2

Marguerite Gardiner (countess of Blessington.) - 1839
...Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the...Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, on her spotty globe." Who can forbear dwelling with deep interest on the meeting of two such master...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - 1986 - 356 pages
...comparing Satan's shield to the moon: whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe. [1.287-91] This has sometimes been taken as a premonition of man's search for illegitimate knowledge,...
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Transuming Passion: Ganymede and the Erotics of Humanism

Leonard Barkan - 1991 - 147 pages
...the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning, from the top of f'eso/e, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains, in her spotty Globe. His Spear, to equal which the tallest Pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the Mast Of some great Ammiral, were...
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Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature

Valeria Finucci, Regina Schwartz - 1994 - 272 pages
...shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan artist views At Fv'ning from the lop of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe. (1.283-91) To summari/e this logic, the complete movement of our gaze in the passage is from looking...
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Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, and Sight

Norman Klassen - 1995 - 225 pages
...the ways sight conveys a tension, in no way limited to theology alone, between love and knowledge. At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno,...lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. John Milton, Paradise Lost, in John Milton, ed. Stephen Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg, Oxford, 1991,...
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The Spatial Infinite at Greenwich in Works by Christopher Wren, James ...

Ann Stewart Balakier, James J. Balakier - 1995 - 139 pages
...Paradise Lost as "the Tuscan artist" who views the moon through his "glaz'd Optic tube" "at Ev'ning from the top of Fesole,/ Or in Valdarno, to descry...new Lands/ Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe" (I. 287-91). Milton's spokesperson, the angel Raphael, though, is non-committal and finally, after...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pages
...back on seventy-five stirring years, but never again through his marvellous telescope view the moon At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno,...new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe." In the invigorating sunshine of Italian culture there were ugly shadows. Excepting perhaps the exiled...
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Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo

Eileen Reeves - 1999 - 310 pages
...most important exchanges between painters and astronomers involved the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the...descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe,3 very little of the other celestial discoveries made in the early modern period escaped the...
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Infinity, Faith, and Time: Christian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

John Spencer Hill - 1997 - 200 pages
...alludes to Sidereus Nuncius: the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe. (1.287-91; cf. 5.261-3) There is no contradiction between Milton's attitude to Galileo and Raphael's...
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