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" His spear, — to equal which, the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand... "
The Monthly magazine - Page 202
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...top of Fesole,0 Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands,0 290 Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe. His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on...hills, to be the mast Of some great admiral, were but a wand,0 He walked with to support uneasy steps Over the burning mart, not like those steps0 On heaven's...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands, Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe. His Spear, to equal which the tallest Pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the Mast Of some great Ammiral, were but a wand. (1.283-94) Milton's similes have complex functions. For example, they often...
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Milton, Spenser and The Chronicles of Narnia: Literary Sources for the C.S ...

Elizabeth Baird Hardy - Literary Criticism - 2014 - 196 pages
...Satan with his "Atlantean shoulders" (11.306), who is so large that his shield is like the moon and his spear "to equal which the tallest pine/ Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast/ Of some great ammiral, were but a wand" (1.292-294) is a physically gigantic incarnation of the abstract idea of...
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The Apocalypse: Lectures on the Book of Revelation

Joseph A. Seiss - Religion - 2007 - 536 pages
...a rood ; his shield, like the broad circumference of the moon ; and his spear so great, that to it the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great admiral, were but a wand. But, not in this way can we get a right idea of Satan's greatness. We must lift our thoughts to much...
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