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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
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What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?

Peter Timms - 2004 - 184 páginas
...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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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Volumen3

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 páginas
...Hellgate. She sprang, full-grown, from the head of Satan. Woman to the waist, and fair, But ending foul in many a scaly fold Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting. Milton, Paradise Lost, ii. (1665). Sin'adone (The lady of), metamorphosed by enchantment...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - 2005 - 173 páginas
...number of the Antichrist. 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 Cerberean1...
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 272 páginas
...fabricates in the sense of "to lie." As an evolution of Horatian fabrication, Milton's Sin "seem'd Woman to the waist, and fair, / But ended foul in many a scaly fold" (PL 2.650-51), resembling Dagon, "upward Man / And downward Fish" ( i .462-63 ), or any of the other...
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Jeanette Winterson

Susana Onega, Susana Onega Jaén - 2006 - 256 páginas
...daughter, leaves no doubt about where the monstrosity of the 'Snakie Sorceress' lies: 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*6 Similarly, the...
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Milton, Spenser and The Chronicles of Narnia: Literary Sources for the C.S ...

Elizabeth Baird Hardy - 2014 - 196 páginas
...Milton's Sin, even in her fallen and mutated form, is still attractive from the waist up: "The one seemed a woman to the waist, and fair,/ But ended foul in many a scaly fold" (11.651). Thus the Green Witch and Sin both have the power to seduce or to destroy. Though the Green...
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Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear

Marina Warner - 2007 - 441 páginas
...with Death, on either side of the gates of hell, the scarecrow to crown all scarecrows: 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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A Writing Halfway Between Theory and Fiction: Mediating Feminism from the ...

Miriam Wallraven - 2007 - 306 páginas
...Milton's Paradise Lost one "formidable Shape" at the gates of Hell is portrayed as "The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair,/ But ended foul in many...scaly fold,/ Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed/ With mortal sting" (1996, Book 2, 1. 650-3). In these versions, the woman is regarded as evil and actively...
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