skiey

sky•ey

(ˈskaɪ i)

adj.
1. of or from the sky.
2. in the sky; lofty.
3. skylike; sky-blue.
[1595–1605]
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He calls his childhood into retrospection: "If even / I were as in my boyhood, and could be / The comrade of thy wanderings over Heaven, / As then when to outstrip thy skiey speed / Scarce seemed a vision; I would never have striven.
A clue to this question is provided later in the poem when the poet, saying that in his boyhood "to outstrip thy skiey speed / Scarce seemed a vision" (50-51), indicates that he has always been put in rivalry with the wind.
Doesn't Milton, in fact, prime and structure the skiey blend with the rejected intermediate schemata of Teneriffe and Atlas, the latter of which, as conventionally personified, expressly represents a "ramping up" of the mountain schema to a human schema, before the final projection of all of this upon the now well-articulated mental image of Satan?