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High on a gorgeous seat, that far out-shone
Henley's gilt tub, or Fleckno's Irish throne,
Or that where on her Curls the Public pours,
All-bounteous, fragrant Grains and Golden show'rs,
Great Cibber sate.

High on a throne, with stars of silver grac'd.
High on a throne the king each stranger plac'd.
High on a throne of royal state, which far
Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
Satan exalted sat.

So from the Sun's broad beam in shallow urns

Dunciad, ii. 1-5.
Iliad, xviii. 457.
Odyssey, xv. 147.

P. L. ii. 1-5.

Heav'n's twinkling Sparks draw light, and point their horns. Dunciad, ii. 11-12.
Hither [to the sun], as to their fountain, other stars
Repairing, in their golden urns draw light,
And hence the morning planet gilds her horns.

On feet and wings, and flies, and wades, and hops;
So lab'ring on, with shoulders, hands, and head.
O'er hills, o'er dales, o'er crags, o'er rocks they go.
O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare,
With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way,
And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.

P. L. vii. 364-6.

Ib. ii. 64-5.
Iliad, xxiii. 141.

P. L. ii. 948-50.

(The first case was pointed out by Pope.)

With arms expanded Bernard rows his state.
Rows Her state with oary feet. [Of a swan.]
(Pointed out by Pope.)

His papers light fly diverse, tost in air.
The scatter'd Trojan bands Fly diverse.
Rolls diverse.

Then both [Sin and Death]...
Flew diverse... Tost up and down.

In naked majesty Oldmixon stands.
In naked majesty seem'd lords of all.

Shaking the horrors of his sable brows.
The wood,
Whose shady horrours on a rising brow
Wav'd high, and frown'd.

This drear wood,
The nodding horror of whose shady brows.

As under seas Alpheus' secret sluice
Bears Pisa's off'rings to his Arethuse.
Divine Alpheus, who, by secret sluice,
Stole under seas to meet his Arethuse.

Smit with love of Poesy and Prate.
Smit with the love of Sister Arts.
Smit with love of honourable deeds.
Smit with the love of sacred song.

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(The first case was pointed out by Pope.)

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1 Pope's note: "This has a resemblance to that passage in Milton, book xi. where the Angel –

To noble sights from Adam's eye remov'd

The film; then purg'd with Euphrasie and Rue
The visual nerve- For he had much to see.

There is a general allusion in what follows to that whole episode." To quote from the arguments of the two poems, Settle "takes" Cibber "to a Mount of Vision, from whence he shows him the past triumphs of the Empire of Dulness, then the present, and lastly the future"; just as the angel leads Adam "up to a high hill" and "sets before him in vision what shall happen till the Flood."

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And smil'd superiour on his best-belov'd.
Smiling with superiour love.

Smiled with superior love.

(A reference in each case to Jupiter's smiling on Juno or Minerva.)

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O'er his broad back his moony shield he threw.
His shield (a broad circumference) he bore.
And now his shoulders bear the massy shield.
His ponderous shield,

Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,
Behind him cast. The broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the moon.

And threats his foll'wers with retorted eye.
And with retorted scorn his back he turn'd.
Flam'd in the front of heav'n.
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky.

Iliad, xi. 672.

Ib. xxi. 688.

Odyssey, xxii. 138.

P. L. i. 284-7.

Iliad, xi. 695.
P. L. v. 906.
Ib. xi. 871.
Lycidas, 171.

(Of the rising sun in each case.)

Now rushing in, the furious chief appears,
Gloomy as Night!

He on his impious foes right onward drove,
Gloomy as night.

Th' enormous monsters, rolling o'er the deep,
Gambol around him on the wat'ry way;
And heavy whales in awkward measures play.
Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait,
Tempest the ocean. There leviathan,
Hugest of living creatures, on the deep.

Bears, tigers, ounces, pards, Gamboll'd before them.

Or pine, fit mast for some great admiral.
Or pine (fit mast for some great admiral).
The tallest pine

Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast
Of some great ammiral.

Convok'd to council, weigh the sum of things.
Consulting on the sum of things.

A shout, that tore heav'n's concave, and above.
A shout that tore Hell's concave, and beyond.

The Goddess with the charming eyes
Glows with celestial red, and thus replies:
"Is this a scene for love?"

The Angel, with a smile that glow'd
Celestial rosy red, love's proper hue, Answer'd
Veil'd in a mist of fragrance him they found.
Veil'd in a cloud of fragrance, where she stood.

Else had my wrath, heav'n's thrones all shaking round,
Burn'd to the bottom of the seas profound.

Eternal wrath

Burn'd after them to the bottomless pit.

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Ib. xiii. 930.
P. L. vi. 673.

Ib. xiii. 1060.
P. L. i. 542.

Ib. xiv. 373-5.

P. L. viii. 618-20.

Ib. xv. 174.
P. L. ix. 425.

Ib. xv. 252-3.

P. L. vi. 865-6.

(Pope says, "Milton has a thought very like it in his fourth book," and quotes P. L. iv. 991 ff.)

Dire was the hiss of darts.

Ib. xv. 356.

Dire was the noise

P. L. vi. 211-13.

Of conflict; overhead the dismal hiss
Of fiery darts.

In heav'nly panoply divinely bright.
In brazen panoply [armor].

In arms they stood Of golden panoply.
He, in celestial panoply all arm'd

Of radiant Urim, work divinely wrought.

And Amatheia with her amber hair.
Thy amber-dropping hair.

[Vulcan's tripods] instinct with spirit roll'd.
Forth rush'd... The chariot of Paternal Deity...
Itself instinct with spirit.

Frequent and full. [Of an assembly.]
Frequent and thick. [Of fence-rails.]
Frequent and full. [Of an assembly.]

Like the red star, that from his flaming hair
Shakes down diseases, pestilence and war.
And like a comet burn'd,

That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge
In the arctic sky, and from his horrid hair
Shakes pestilence and war.
Smooth-gliding without step.
Smooth-sliding without step.

Ib. xvii. 233.

Odyssey, xxii. 130; cf. xxiv. 577.
P. L. vi. 526-7.

P. L. vi. 760-61.
Iliad, xviii. 64.
Comus, 863.

Ib. xviii. 442.

P. L. vi. 749-52.

Ib. xix. 48, xxiii. 38; Odyssey, xxiv. 482.
Odyssey, xiv. 17.
P. L. i. 797.

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Embracing rigid with implicit hands.
And fast beneath, in woolly curls inwove,
There cling implicit.

And bush with frizzled hair implicit.

Now Twilight veil'd the glaring face of Day,
And clad the dusky fields in sober gray.
And twilight gray her ev'ning shade extends.
Now came still Evening on, and Twilight gray
Had in her sober livery all things clad.

There stands a rock, high eminent and steep.
Amid them stood the Tree of Life, High eminent.

And stoops incumbent on the rolling deep.
Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air.

Iliad, xix. 412-13.

P. L. ii. 708-11.

Ib. xx. 375.
P. L. viii. 302.

Ib. xxi. 30.

P. L. vii. 410-12.

Ib. xxi. 287-9.

Ib. xxiv. 101-2.

P. L. xii. 629-31.
Ib. xxi. 675.
P. L. iv. 986.

Ib. xxiii. 178.
P. L. iv. 238-9.

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