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" 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. "
The North American Review - Seite 537
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What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?

Peter Timms - 2004 - 184 Seiten
...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: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 Seiten
...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 into a serpent....
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Literature, Gender and Politics During the English Civil War

Diane Purkiss - 2005 - 300 Seiten
...horror of monstrosity which is the result of its inappropriate incursion into masculine selfreplication: The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended...With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberian mouths full loud, and rung A hideous peal: yet,...
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Paradise Lost (Kastan Edition)

John Milton, David Scott Kastan - 496 Seiten
...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...armed With mortal sting. About her middle round A cry0 of hell hounds never ceasing barked pack With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung 655 A...
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 272 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...Satan's incestuous daughter, leaves no doubt about where the monstrosity of the 'Snakie Sorceress' lies: The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended...sting: About her middle round A cry of Hell-hounds never-ceasing barked*6 Similarly, the Dog Woman's monstrosity is located in her lower half and is associated...
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Milton, Spenser and The Chronicles of Narnia: Literary Sources for the C.S ...

Elizabeth Baird Hardy - 2014 - 196 Seiten
...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 Seiten
...places her, 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...With mortal sting: about her middle round A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked With wide Cerberian mouths full loud, and rung A hideous peal: yet,...
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A Writing Halfway Between Theory and Fiction: Mediating Feminism from the ...

Miriam Wallraven - 2007 - 306 Seiten
...helpless victims. In 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...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 destructive,...
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Coleridge and Shelley: Textual Engagement

Sally West - 2007 - 197 Seiten
...before a gate formed partly from 'adamantine rock', there sat 'a formidable shape', part woman, part 'in many a scaly fold/ Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed/ With mortal sting'.4* However, as with his allusions to the 'Mariner', Shelley is able to evoke Milton's language...
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