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" O! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine; Or find some other way to generate... "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ... - Page 89
by William Shakespeare - 1821
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The Language of the Heart, 1600-1750

Robert A. Erickson - Literary Collections - 1997 - 273 pages
...of woman as "a deformed man," he laments: O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? (10.888-95) The angels who appear and speak in Paradise Lost...
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Arenas of Conflict: Milton and the Unfettered Mind

Kristin Pruitt McColgan, Charles W. Durham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 290 pages
...earth than by creating this "difference": O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine? (10.888-93) Although Adam's masculine reason, approaching the angels', is still filled with axioms...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...sides, from innumerable tongues A dismal universal hiss, the sound Of public scorn. 7632 Paradise Lost O why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest...This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature? 7633 Paradise Lost Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy And moon-struck madness. 7634 Paradise Lost Nor...
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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender

Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, Valarie H. Ziegler, Valarie H Ziegler - Religion - 1999 - 515 pages
...Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last 890 This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall,...
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Misogyny: The Male Malady

David D. Gilmore - Psychology - 2001 - 253 pages
...Paradise Lost; at one point Adam asks why God created woman: O! why did God, Creator wise! that Peopl'd highest Heaven With spirits masculine, create at last...World at once With men, as Angels, without feminine? (Paradise Lost, 10.881-89) Milton's misogyny has been the subject of numerous critical studies, in...
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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Claudia L. Johnson - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 284 pages
...the map of Eden undergoes a seismic shift in the Fall, Milton has Adam rant about this same Woman, O why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest...World at once With men as angels without feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? (PL 10.888-95) The very deficiency of which he was once enamored...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...why did God,0 Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last 890 This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature,...world at once With men as angels without feminine. Or find some other way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befallen, And more that shall befall,...
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The Law Most Beautiful and Best: Medical Argument and Magical Rhetoric in ...

Randall Baldwin Clark - Philosophy - 2003 - 178 pages
...God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n With Spirits Masculine, create at last This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? — Milton's Adam, upon learning of Eve's perfidy, Paradise...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...the glibness of bumper-sticker morality: O why did God, Creator wise, that peopl'd highest Heav'n 80 With Spirits Masculine, create at last This novelty...World at once With Men as Angels without Feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind? this mischief had not then befall'n, And more that shall befall,...
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I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning

Maria Aline Seabra Ferreira, Maria Ferreira - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 304 pages
...Creator wise, that people'd highest Heav'n / With Spirits Masculine, create at last / This noveltie on Earth, this fair defect / Of Nature, and not fill...World at once / With Men as Angels without Feminine, I Or find some other way to generate / Mankind?" (10: 888-895; emphasis mine). Sir Philip Sidney also...
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