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The Works of Alexander Pope: With a Memoir of the Author, Notes, and ... - Page 89
by Alexander Pope - 1835
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A system of English grammar

John White - 1850 - 198 pages
...dispart for part. 3. The Adjective often follows its Noun, where in prose it would precede it ; as, Or where the gorgeous east, with richest hand, Showers on her kings barbaric, pearls and gold. 4. The Nominative sometimes follows, and the Objective sometimes precedes, their respective...
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The Colonial Church chronicle, and missionary journal. July 1847-Dec. 1874

1850
...things, be slow and gradual. People may, if they please, think of India only as that far off region " where the gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her kings barbaric gems and gold," but the Missionary in Southern India will soon become familiar with other and less...
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Early English Travellers In India

Ram Chandra Prasad - 1980
...first-hand. When we read how High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormuz or of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand...on her kings barbaric pearl and gold Satan exalted sat. . . . our minds instinctively go back, as Milton's must have gone back, to Roe's dramatic first...
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Four Pilgrims

William Boulting - Orient - 1992 - 246 pages
...the East and the Levant, which traversed the Persian Gulf, 1 " High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where...on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat." Paradise Lost, ii. 1-6. and made its way by Bagdad, and the Euphrates Valley and Aleppo to...
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Epic and Empire: Politics and Generic Form from Virgil to Milton

David Quint - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 433 pages
...from the most precious materials in nature, far outdoes the wealth and splendor of an Oriental despot, "where the gorgeous East with richest hand / Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold" (Z.3-4).2 Barbaric riches ("ope barbarica") from the East fill up Antony's war chest. The wealth at...
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Virgil, Critical Assessments: The Aeneid, Volume 3

Philip R. Hardie - Aeneas (Legendary character) in literature - 1999 - 399 pages
...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 / or...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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Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...of the Qto. 240. gorgeous East] STEEVENS: Milton has transplanted this into Paradise Lost, II, 3 : ' Or where the gorgeous East [with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.' A continuation of the quotation, which Steevens does not give, shows that the ' East' of Shakespeare...
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The Tragedie of Antonie and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...ceremony, at the coronation of their kings, to powder them with gold-dust and seed-pearl: So Milton, ' the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold ' Bk. ii, line 5. In the Life of Timur-bec or Tamerlane, written by a Persian contemporary author,...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - Poetry - 2004 - 308 pages
...the great consult began. Book II High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth or Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with...on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence; and, from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...But then, if we follow the Pauline allusion, Satan is a fool. High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,* Or where...on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit raised To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires...
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