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" From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star... "
Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711 - Page 26
by John Milton - 1801
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology

Geoffrey Miles - Literary Collections - 1999 - 456 pages
...gods as devils. Here, for instance, he describes the fall of Vulcan: . . . and how he fell From heaven they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal...dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropped from the zenith like a falling star On Lemnos the Aegean isle . . . and then abruptly undercuts...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...with classical mythology: . . . Men call'd him Mulciber; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal Battlements:...setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On Lernnos th' Aegean Isle . . . (I 740-46) Milton was a man of the Renaissance, one foot in the old...
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Paradise Lost (Hughes Edition)

John Milton, Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Poetry - 2003 - 384 pages
...Greece; and in Ausonian land Men call'd him Mulciber; and how he fell 740 From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal Battlements:...the Zenith like a falling Star, 745 On Lemnos th' /Egcean Isle: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught...
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Milton: Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein - Literary Collections - 2004 - 136 pages
...ancient Greece; and in Ausonian land Men call'd him Mulciber. and how he fell From Heav'n. they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal Battlements:...setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star. On Umnos th' Aegaean Isle: thus they relate, Erring. (1.738-47) This passage richly evokes the mythic...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...land0 Men called him Mulciber; and how he fell0 740 From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove0 Sheer o'er the crystal battlements; from morn To noon...dewy eve, A summer's day; and with the setting sun Dropped from the zenith like a falling star, On Lemnos the Aegaean isle: thus they relate. Erring;...
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The Satanic Epic

Neil Forsyth - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 382 pages
...Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1962), pp. 94-110. and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal Battlements:...from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On Lennios th' ASgcean...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...architect, and god of fire. In Ausonian land Men called him Mulciber ; and how he fell From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal...setting sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling star, On Lemnos, the ^Egean isle. Milton, Paradise Lost, 739, etc. (1665). Muley Bugentuf, king of Morocco,...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...ancient Greece; and in Ausonian Land Men call'd him Mulciber; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal Battlements:...setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On Lemnos, th' Aegean Isle. (1.739^46) In the parallels to the Bible and to the classical epics, Milton...
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John Milton's Paradise Lost: A Sourcebook

Margaret Kean - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 173 pages
...unadored In ancient Greece; and in Ausonian6 land Men called him Mulciber; and how he fell From Heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the Crystal...dewy Eve, A Summer's day; and with the setting Sun Dropped from the Zenith like a falling Star, On Letnnos the Aegaean Isle: thus they relate, Erring...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 471 pages
...when Mammon, one of the rebel angels siding with Satan, falls from heaven, his trajectory is dramatic: from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve,...setting sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling star. (1, 1. 742-745) Yet intellectually, the compromise that Milton aims to achieve between the old and...
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