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" HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold... "
Paradiso perduto di Milton - Page 58
by John Milton - 1852
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Virgil: The Aeneid

Philip R. Hardie - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1999 - 399 pages
...Mackail rightly draws attention to Milton's allusion in PL 2.1-4, where Satan is depicted on a throne 'which far / outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind...hand / showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold'. The OED quotes this as the earliest instance of "barbaric" in the sense 'pertaining or proper to barbarians...
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Old Worlds: Egypt, Southwest Asia, India, and Russia in Early Modern English ...

John Michael Archer - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 241 pages
...of empire, lends a hollow resonance to Satan's "bad eminence" in the council scene of Book 2: High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand, Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold. (2:1-4) The fortunes of Hormuz rose and fell during the...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...presentation of his opponents 1n Absalom and Achitopke I (8) and Mac Flecknot (41). High on a throne of a royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus...barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high,...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...through, directed by Chaos, the Power of that place, to the sight of this new World which he sought. High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd 5 To that bad eminence;...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...which he sought. High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormu2 and of Ind,0 Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers...barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high,...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...own previous experience of defeat. But then, if we follow the Pauline allusion, Satan is a fool. High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...Barbaric Pearl and Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high,...
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Round the World

Andrew Carnegie - Travel - 2005 - 336 pages
...Gate ; we had just reached the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and before us lay . . . "the wealth of Ormus of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold." To every blink the livelong night there came this refrain, which seemed to close each scene of Oriental...
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Milton and the Climates of Reading: Essays

Balachandra Rajan, Elizabeth Sauer - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...poised on these lines, and as we turn the page, the imagination opens the doors to the interior: High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence. (PL 2.1-6) Ormuz was once the emporium of the Orient, and Marvell's deluded voyagers to the Bermudas...
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John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism

Walter S. H. Lim - Literary Collections - 2006 - 305 pages
...as China and India. In Paradise Lost Satan is directly associated with the world of the Orient: High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence....
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How to Read a Poem

Terry Eagleton - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 182 pages
...lines of Book 2 of Paradise Lost, in which Milton introduces us to Satan on his kingly throne: High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the...Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearls and gold, Satan exalted sat ... The appearance of Satan is deferred...
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