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" 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... "
Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711 - Page 29
by John Milton - 1801
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How to Read a Poem

Terry Eagleton - 2007 - 182 pages
...lines of Book 2 of Paradise Lost, in which Milton introduces us to Satan on his kingly throne: High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the...East with richest hand Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearls and gold, Satan exalted sat ... The appearance of Satan is deferred to the fifth line, as with...
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Milton and the Climates of Reading: Essays

Balachandra Rajan, Elizabeth Sauer - 2006 - 192 pages
...poised on these lines, and as we turn the page, the imagination opens the doors to the interior: High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence....
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - 2007 - 252 pages
...soon quit and learn to kneel.32 Milton's Satan, who refuses to kneel, sits on a throne that outshines "the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, / Or where the gorgeous...hand / Show'rs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold" (2.14). Among the countries Adam may have seen "in Spirit" from the Hill of Paradise, Milton's narrator...
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Milton and the Jews

Douglas A. Brooks - 2008
...not freedom.20 At the beginning of Book 2, Satan sits inside Pandemonium like an eastern king: High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshone the...hand Show'rs on her Kings Barbaric Pearl and Gold. (2.1-4) 19 Milton, Complete Poems and Major Prose, ed. Merritt Y. Hughes (New York: Macmillan, 1957),...
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