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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... "
The Spectator: no. 252-321; Dec. 19, 1711-Mar. 8, 1712 - Page 263
edited by - 1898
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...scarce had ceas'd when the superior Fiend Was moving tow'ard the shore; his pond'rous shield} úthereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast;...the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Feso!6, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, a9o Rivers or...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...Fiend Was moving tow'rd the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, 285 Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on...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, 290 Rivers, or...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...angels weep." His very armour and accoutrements glisten on us with a thousand beauties! ' His ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,...circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon — ' and not only like the moon as seen to the upturned gaze of ordinary men, but as associated with...
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Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton].

John Milton - 1800
...such a pernicious height. He scarce had ceas'd when the superior fiend Was moving tow'rd the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large and round, Behind him cast; the hroad circumference • Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orh Through optic glass the Tuscan...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - 1801
...Was moving tow'ard the shore ; his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, 285 Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on...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, 29* Rivers or...
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Select British Classics, Volume 14

English literature - 1803
...air That felt unusual weight ....*..,. his pond'rons shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large and ronnd. Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optsc glass the Tuscan artist views At evening, from the top of Fesole. Or in Valdarno. to descry new...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air, That felt unusual weight His pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper'd, massy, large and round, Behind him cast; the broad...circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Thro' optic glass the Tuscan artists view At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...tbiiUi before your hearts, and 6ght With hearts more proof than ibitUi. Siaiif. His pond'rous tbitU, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him...circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon. Milton. ╗• Dcfcr.ce ; protection. 3- One that gives protection or security. The terror of the Trojan...
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J ..., Volume 1

Ossian - 1805
...the tallest pine, Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral. His ponderous shield Hung on his shoulders, like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass ┐he Tuscan artist views At evening ; when the moon rises; and, in converting Satan into Swaran, it...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 pages
...SHIELD and SPEAR. (MILTON.) HE scarce had ceas'd, when the superior Fiend Was moving tow'rd the shorej his pond'rous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the brond circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist...
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