• He scarce had ceased when the superior fiend
    Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield
    Ethereal temper, massy, large and round,
    Behind him cast; the broad circumference
    Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb
    Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views
    At evening from the top of Fésolè,
    Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands,
    Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe.

    John Milton (1855). “The complete poetical works of John Milton, with life”, p.10