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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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The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties [by G.L. Craik].

George Lillie Craik - Philosophy - 1830
...nearly half a century after the invention, some of the wonders thus laid open by the telescope: — " The moon, whose orb, Through optic glass, the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesol'S Or in Valdamo, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe." A few days...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1830
...toward the shore ; his pond'roua shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through nptic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new...
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Andrew Marvell and Edmund Waller: Seventeenth-Century Praise and Restoration ...

A. B. Chambers - Literary Criticism - 2010
...vis-a-vis the moon: his ponderous shield Ethereal temper, massy, large and round. Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the...whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views. (1.284-88) The second was to look at Satan himself vis-a-vis the Sun: There lands the Fiend, a spot...
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Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature

Valeria Finucci, Regina Schwartz - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 272 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 Fv'ning from the lop of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty...
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Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, and Sight

Norman Klassen - Poetry - 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 - Art - 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 - Poets, English - 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 - Science - 1999 - 310 pages
...an artistic context. Though the most important exchanges between painters and astronomers involved the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan...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 - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 200 pages
...the Milky Way (8.577-90); and a celebrated passage on lunar topography 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...
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Physically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Physics and Astronomy

C.C. Gaither - Science - 1997 - 504 pages
...one that had been led astray Through the heav'n's wide pathless way . . . // Penseroso (p. 28) . . . 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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