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In his early days at the University he was called , in good - natured allusion to his
good conduct and to his effeminate looks , " The Lady . ” He was , however , held
in high respect , for he says , “ I was assured of their singular good affection ...
which the Almighty had prepared for them - a place called Hell . ( P. L. , B. I. , 59–
77 ; B. II . , 570628. ) The universe has now three instead of two regions , as
follows : Instead of Heaven and Chaos , there are now Heaven , Chaos , and Hell
, as ...
... of things , presenting Satan with his angels now fallen into Hell , described
here , not in the center ( for Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made
, certainly not yet accursed ) , but in a place of utter darkness , fitliest called
To whom the archenemy , And thence in heaven called Satan , with bold words
Breaking the horrid silence , thus began :“ If thou beest he— but oh , how fallen !
how changed From him , who , in the happy realms of light , Clothed with ...
Nathless he so endured , till on the beach Of that inflamèd sea he stood , and
called 300 His legions , angel forms , who lay entranced Thick as autumnal
leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa , where the Etruriano shades High
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Читать весь отзыв