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His nature , education , and city life had unfitted him to be a “ nature poet " ; and
his flight was to be , not “ somewhat near the moon , ” to use Carlyle's phrase , but
to the Highest Heaven and to the Deepest Hell . In 1638 we find him at Paris , on
It exhibits Heaven as resting upon the vast ocean of Chaos , and surrounded by
an illimitable realm of light , the Empyrean , of which Heaven is a part . Heaven is
the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom , happiness , and ...
For two days tumultuous war rages on the plains of Heaven ; but on the third day
the Almighty calls together the faithful angels , and in their presence gives to his
Son the power to vanquish and to drive from Heaven the apostate angels .
The universe has now three instead of two regions , as follows : Instead of
Heaven and Chaos , there are now Heaven , Chaos , and Hell , as in Fig . 2 , p .
xxvii . On the tossing waves of Hell , the fallen angels , exhausted by battle and
by their ...
And here we find that , by this new creation , the cosmography of the universe
has again changed . 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
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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