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" The fig-tree ; not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd... "
Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton]. - Page 215
by John Milton - 1800
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The Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773

Allen Reddick, Professor of English Literature Allen Reddick, Samuel Johnson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1996 - 252 pages
...passage as it appears in the poem from four lines to two, and in so doing concentrated the description: The Figtree, not that kind for Fruit renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her Arms Branching so broad and long . . . 1 1 See Johnson's description in...
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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 213 pages
...primitive state, they cover themselves with the leaves of the Indian fig or banyan tree: both together went Into the thickest Wood, there soon they chose...renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her Arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended Twigs...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1118 pages
...and Eve, illustrated by de Bry for Hariot's Briefe and True Report, where it appears without comment. make Malabar or Decan spreads her Arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended Twigs...
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Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in Paradise Lost

Karen L. Edwards - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 280 pages
...particular tree whose leaves cover Adam and Eve after the Fall is designated with great care. both together went Into the thickest wood, there soon they chose The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms Branching so...
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Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture

Elizabeth D. Harvey - History - 2003 - 320 pages
...the fallen couple cover themselves with the leaves of the Indian fig or banyan tree: both together went Into the thickest Wood, there soon they chose...renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her Arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended Twigs...
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John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism

Walter S. H. Lim - Literary Collections - 2006 - 305 pages
...9:1097) after their lustful love-making following the fall, they found it in the foliage afforded by The Figtree, not that kind for Fruit renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan spreads her Arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended Twigs...
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