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( P. L. , B. VI . , 680–912 . ) The Son , in the Almighty's chariot of power , and
armed with “ ten thousand thunders , " turns the tide of battle and drives the now
routed and terrified rebel angels through the inward opening gates in the wall of ...
They see that the pursuing angels have been recalled , and that they are now
enclosed with a wall of eternal fire and with ninefold gates of bronze , of iron , and
of adamantine rock , " impenetrable , impaled with circling fire , yet unconsumed .
The Son of God now passes through the gates in the cryssal wall of Heaven , and
with a sweep of his mighty compasses he cuts out of Chaos a vast globe , from
which the Almighty forms the World . ( Figure 4 , p . xxxi , shows the World ...
He makes his way to the gates of Hell , which are guarded by two hideous forms ,
Sin and Death ; cajoles his way out ; and takes his flight through the
immeasurable distances of inky blackness of Chaos toward the World ,
suspended from the ...
4 ) ; on up , until he lights upon the outer shell of the World at some distance from
the place where , near the gates of Heaven , a celestial stairway makes a broad
passage from the World to Heaven . “ A gleam of light shows him the entrance ...
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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