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" The fig-tree ; not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd... "
Paradise lost, a poem. With the life of the author [by E. Fenton]. - Page 215
by John Milton - 1800
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Four Years'Residence in the West Indies. [With plates.]

Frederick William Naylor BAYLEY - 1830 - 693 pages
...pleasant shade. Edwards calls it a forest in itself, and quotes Milton in its favor : " The fig tree ; not that kind for fruit renown'd, : But such as at this day, to Indiana known, • j . In Malabar and Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 4

1830
...is supposed to have alluded to this, in his poetical description of ' The fig-tree ; not that tree for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Deccan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and limc, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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Historical and descriptive account of British India, by H. Murray [and others].

1832
...first parents, than the degenerate foliage which we now see. " So counsell'd he, and both together went Into the thickest wood ; there soon they chose...such as at this day, to Indians known, In Malahar or Deccan spreads her arms, Brandling so hroad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root,...
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Historical and Descriptive Account of British India, from the Most ..., Volume 3

Hugh Murray - 1832
...see. •' So counsell'd tie, and both together went Into the thickest wood ; 1here soon they ehose The fig-tree ; not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Deccan spreads her arms, , Branchmg so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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Lectures on Poetry and General Literature: Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1833 - 394 pages
...after their fall, as gathering the ample leaves, " broad as a target," to twine into girdles : — " The fig-tree — not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Deccan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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Historical and Descriptive Account of British India, from the Most ..., Volume 3

Hugh Murray - 1833
...first parents, than the degenerate foliage which we now see. " So counsell'd he, and both together went Into the thickest wood ; there soon they chose The fig-tree ; not that kind for fruit renown'd, Butsuch as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Deecan spreads her arms, Branching so broad...
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Vathek, by W. Beckford. [Tr. by S. Henley. Followed by] The castle of ...

William Beckford - 1834 - 218 pages
...Milton hath accurately described this extraordinary tree, though by another name : " Theflg-tree — not that kind for fruit renown'd ; But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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Italy: With Sketches of Spain and Portugal, Volume 1

William Beckford - 1834 - 465 pages
...Milton hath accurately described thii i xtraordiniry tree, though by another name : "f \oiftg-tree— not that kind for fruit renown'd ; But such as at this day to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan, spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volumes 1-2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1834 - 351 pages
...former mode of poetic painting abound in the writings of Milton, ex. gr. "The fig tree, not that'kind for fruit renown'd, "But such, as at this day to Indians known " In Malabar or Decan, spreads her arms " Branching so broad and long, that in the ground " The bended twigs...
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Hudibras; with notes by T.R. Nash, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - 1835
...Apocolocyntosis. By this fig-tree the author perhaps means the wonderful bir or banian described by Milton. The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Decan, spreads his arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs...
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