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They fall through the fearful depths in headlong plunge during a space of nine
days , pursued by dreadful thunderbolts to a place which the Almighty had
prepared for them - a place THE COSMOGRAPHY OF THE UNIVERSE xvii The ...
... before the fall , the creation of a new race of beings ( B. I. , 650-654 ) ; that he
would now carry out the plan , and that the fallen angels , could they escape
through the wall of fire and the ninefold gate that shut them in , had an
opportunity to ...
... sometimes falling " plumb down ten thousand fathoms " ; then hoisted upward
again as many miles by the force of some chaotic explosion ; on through scenes
of indescribable horror past Middle Chaos , where Chaos himself and Old Night ...
BOOK I THE ARGUMENT THE First Book proposes , first in brief , the whole
subject , man's disobedience , and the loss thereupon of Paradise , wherein he
was placed ; then touches the prime cause of his fall , the ser . pent , or rather
Satan in ...
Say first — for heaveno hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of hell —
say first , what cause Moved our grand parents in that happy state , Favored of
heaven so highly , to fall off From their Creator , and transgress his will For one ...
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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