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" Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like 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, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe. "
The Monthly magazine - Page 202
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...Hung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views At Ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry...Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe. His Spear, to equal which the tallest Pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the Mast Of some great Ammiral, were...
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The New Reformation: From Physical to Spiritual Realities

Michael Pupin - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 308 pages
...historic visit to the blind and aged Tuscan philosopher: "... like the moon, whose orb Through optic gkss the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarao, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe." At that time Harvard College...
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Time, Space, and Motion in the Age of Shakespeare

Angus Fletcher, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Angus Fletcher - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 179 pages
...Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the...new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe. (1.283-291) There follows an extremely complicated simile in two parts, wherein all possible questions...
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