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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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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...toward the shore; his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, 285 Behind him cast; the 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, 290 Rivers or Mountains in her...
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...toward the shore; his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, 285 Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the...Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of Fesolt, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, 290 Rivers or Mountains in her...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...toward the shore; his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,0 Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the...moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views0 At evening from the top of Fesole,0 Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands,0 290 Rivers or mountains...
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War Music: An Account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer's Iliad, Books 1-4

Christopher Logue - Poetry - 2003 - 215 pages
...the most advanced scientific work of his own day. In Paradise Lost (1.287-91), Satan bears a shield Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist [Galileo] views At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 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...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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The New Reformation: From Physical to Spiritual Realities

Michael Pupin - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 308 pages
...historic visit to the blind and aged Tuscan philosopher: "... like the moon, whose orb Through optic gkss the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarao, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe." At that time Harvard College...
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Time, Space, and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare

Angus Fletcher, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Fletcher - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 179 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...new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe. (1.283-291) There follows an extremely complicated simile in two parts, wherein all possible questions...
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