Explanatory Notes and Remarks on Milton's Paradise Lost
General Books, 2013 - 138 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1734 edition. Excerpt: ... to Love Scylla and Rejected Her, by Poison and Inchantment so wrought that when the Beautiful Virgin Bath'd in the Sea, as her Custom was, all her Lower parts were Chang'd into Ugly Dogs. This is Ovid's Account. Metam. XIV. 661 Calabria/row the HoarceTrln&crhnSbore: Calabria, now call'd 'Terra d' Otranto, the sarthest Part of Italy toward the Mediterranean Sea. Sicily was Anciently call'd Trinacria from its three Promontories lying in the form of a Triangle. Hoarse, because of the Noises occasion'd by the Eruptions of Mount AEtna and the Tempested Sea breaking against That Shore. See the Note on I. 232. 665 the Labouring Moon Eclipses at their Charms Labouring, Struggling. either to get from the Darkness that Oppresses her, or to resist the Incantations. as the Latin poets call the Eclipses of the Moon Labor es Luna. the Ancients believed the Moon greatly Affected by Magical Practices. the three foregoing Lines and the former part of This contain a short Account of What was Once believ'd, and in Milton's time not So Ridiculous as Now, and Admirably well helps to give the Idea Intended. 666 tie Other Shape, if Shape if might be call'd that Shape had none Diftinguifoable in Member, Joynt or Limb, or Subjlance might be call'd that Shadow feemd, for Each feem'd Either; Black it flood as Night, the Syntax is broken. There either wants a Verb in the Former Part of the Sentence, or if Stood is the Verb then /'/ Abounds. There is a like Particularity in the Syntax in the Odyffes (XI. 605.) from whence Milton has taken this Thought. 671 Fierce as Ten Furies the Furies were Alefto, Megeera, and 'Ti/ipljonf, call'd alfo the Dira and the Eumenides; the Tormentors of the Damn'd in the Hell of the Antients. they bore Burning Torches) Foaming with...
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