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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: A Study in the Travel Literature of the ...

Ram Chandra Prasad - Explorers - 1980 - 382 pages
...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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Keats's Paradise Lost

Beth Lau, John Keats - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 215 pages
...Frequent and full. After short silence then PL, 2.1— 10; 1:29 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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Under Western Eyes: India from Milton to Macaulay

Balachandra Rajan - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 267 pages
...turn the page, the imagination opens the doors to the interior: 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. (2.1-6) Ormuz was once the emporium of the Orient, and Marvell's...
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Virgil: The Aeneid

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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A Companion to Milton

Thomas Corns - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 528 pages
...emendations. With some asperity, the writer objects to such changes as 'showers' to 'sow'd' in the phrase 'where the gorgeous East with richest hand / Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold' (PL II. 3-4). Bentley had pointed out that gold and pearl do not come from clouds but from the sea...
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