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" He scarce had ceased, when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore: his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the... "
Mornings in Spring: Or, Retrospections, Biographical, Critical, and Historical - Page 319
by Nathan Drake - 1828
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Herman Melville: Stargazer

Brett Zimmerman - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 142 pages
...the mountains in the moon. Galileo on Fiesole" (115). Compare with the following from Milton's epic: the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening, from the top of Fesolè, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. (1:287-91)...
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Essays on Galileo and the History and Philosophy of Science, Volume 1

Stillman Drake - Philosophy - 1999 - 476 pages
...the glass Of Galileo, less assured, observes Imagine lands and regions in the Moon. (V, 261-263) ... the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening, from the top of Fiesole Or in Valdarno. to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. (I. 287-291)...
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Requiem for Harlem: Mercy of a Rude Stream Volume IV, A Novel

Henry Roth - Fiction - 1998 - 304 pages
...on a line, forgot the burden of his troubles in its beauty. Boy, look at that about Satan's shield: Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb/ Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views . . . Galileo, Tuscan artist. ... If you could only have gone up to Galileo, and said: Hey, listen,...
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The Stars in Song and Legend

Jermain G. Porter, Albrecht Durer - Science - 2000 - 184 pages
...of Galileo, immortalized the discovery of his astronomer friend, comparing Satan's shield to . . . the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan...new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe. To be sure, this likeness to the earth did not prove to be so close as the early telescopic observers...
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Technology and the Rest of Culture

Arien Mack - Science - 2001 - 395 pages
...seen through the telescope with a realm of illusion and wonder. He describes Satan's shield, whose "broad circumference" Hung on his shoulders like the...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 on her spotty...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, Roger Lass, R. W. Burchfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1992 - 796 pages
...taking as exemplary the following description of Satan's shield: (87) the broad circumference I lung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Kv'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in \'aldarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty...
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Earth-Moon Relationships: Proceedings of the Conference held in Padova ...

Cesare Barbieri, Francesca Rampazzi - Science - 2001 - 575 pages
...moon, "whose Orb /Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views/At Ev'ning from the top of Fesole, I Or in Valdarno. to descry new Lands, / Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe" (PL 1.287-91). Later in the poem, Satan lands on a sun spot, "a spot like which perhaps / Astronomer...
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Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche ...

David Wittenberg - Philosophy - 2002 - 288 pages
...toward the shore; his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through the Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of the Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...
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Maqamat Al-luzumiyah,al-

Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf Ibn al-Aštarkūwī - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 626 pages
...mathematics." ... his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the...descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe.245 In sharp contrast to Milton's welcoming and positive approach to the scientific advances...
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John Milton: A Short Introduction

Roy C. Flannagan - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 144 pages
...) . Milton would later re-create the view through Galileo's telescope in Paradise Lost, describing 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...
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