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" Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting. "
SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, 19th and ... - Página 41
1856
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Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from ...

Tim Fulford - 1996 - 251 páginas
...where he 'writhed him to and fro convolved' (bk vi, line 328). They also resemble Milton's Sin who 'ended foul in many a scaly fold / Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed / With mortal sting' (bk 1 1 , lines 65 1-3). The narrative concerning the Borrowdale yews takes place...
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Reinventing Allegory

Theresa M. Kelley - 1997 - 345 páginas
...at the gates of Hell: Before the Gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seem'd Woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a Serpent arm'd With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of Hell Hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide...
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Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age

Patrick Cheney
...gates of hell, with the daughter whom he fails to recognize after her metamorphosis into one who seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many...a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting; about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberian...
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Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost

John N. King - 2000 - 227 páginas
...hell, with the daughter whom he fails to recognize because of her metamorphosis into one who seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a se1pent armed With mortal sting; about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With...
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Imperfect Sense: The Predicament of Milton's Irony

Victoria Silver - 2001 - 409 páginas
...fire, Yet unconsummed. Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many...a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberian...
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Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan Or the Central and Western Rajpoot ...

James Tod - 2001 - 1517 páginas
...which the divine Milton seems to have taken from Diodorus's account of the mother of the Scythae : " Woman to the waist, and fair ; " But ended foul in many a scaly fold 1" Par. Lost, book ii. Whether the Jit Catti-da is the Jit or Gete of Cathay (da being the mark of...
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Weaving the Word: The Metaphorics of Weaving and Female Textual Production

Kathryn Sullivan Kruger - 2001 - 187 páginas
...Miltonic counterpart, Sin. Whereas John Milton regards Sin in Paradise Lost as a being who "seemed woman to the waist, and fair, / But ended foul in many a scaly fold,"57 Blake likewise characterizes his Enion as "Half Woman and half Spectre," a "monster lovely...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

Philip Hardie - 2002 - 408 páginas
...whose birth causes Sin to metamorphose into a snake-tailed prototype of Ovid's Scylla: The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many...a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberean...
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Melusine the Serpent Goddess in A. S. Byatt's Possession and in Mythology

Gillian M. E. Alban - 2003 - 308 páginas
...a creature who was once loved by Lucifer, although now her shape makes her despised: The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many...a scaly fold, Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting. About her middle round A cry of Hell-hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberean...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 páginas
...gates there sat On either side a formidable shape; The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, 650 But ended foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting: about her middle round0 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked0 With wide Cerberian...
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