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" Olympian games or Pythian fields ; Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when, to warn proud cities, war appears Waged in the troubled sky, and armies rush To battle in the clouds, before each van... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 374
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare - 1788
...allusion is more clearly explained by the following comparison in the second book of Paradise Last : " As when to warn proud cities, war appears " Wag'd...Prick forth the aery knights, and couch their spears C " Till " Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms, " From either end of heaven the welkin...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...; 530 Part curb tiieir fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when to warn proud cities war appears Wag'd in...battle in the clouds, before each van Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms From either end...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...fields ; 530 Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when to warn proud cities war appears Wag'd in...armies rush To battle in the clouds, before each van 535 Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of...
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A Rhetorical Grammar: In which the Common Improprieties in Reading and ...

John Walker - Rhetoric - 1801 - 392 pages
...rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when, to warn proud cities, war appears Wag'd in the troubrd sky, and armies rush To battle in the clouds, before...legions close; with feats of arms From either end of heav*n the welkin burns. Others with vast Typhotan rage more fell Rend up both rocks and hills, and...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...fields; 530 Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when to warn proud cities war appears Wag'd in...armies rush •To battle in the clouds, before each van 535 Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of...
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Paradise Lost, and the Fragment of a Commentary upon it by William Cowper

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigands form. As when, to warm proud cities, war appeal's Wag'd in the troubled sky, and armies rush To battle...spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms Frorji either end of Heaven the welkin burns. Others, with vast Typhoean rage more fell, Rend up both...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...fields ; Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when, to warn proud cities, war appears Wag'd in...troubled sky, and armies rush To battle in the clouds, ucforeteach van Prick forth the aery knights, and couch their spears' Till thickest legions close ;...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 20

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...every where ; Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind ; Stigmatical in making,6 worse in mind. " As when, to warn proud cities, war appears " Wag'd...meteors, &c. The correction was made in the second folio. MALONE. * sere,] That is, dry, withered. JOHNSON. So, in Milton's Lycidas: " — ivy never sere." STEEVENS....
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...Fart curb their firry steeds, or shuo th< goal With rapi.l wheels, or fronted brigades form. As w!ien, to warn proud cities, war appears Wag'd in the troubled...armies rush To battle in the clouds, before each van 53* Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears Till thickest legions close; with feats of...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 4

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...meteor, that Milton alludes, in the following verses : As when, to warn proud cities, war appears Waged in the troubled sky, and armies rush To battle in the clouds ; before each van Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears, Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms From either...
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