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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
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 ...
There are now four instead of three regions , Heaven , Chaos , Hell , and the
World . The new creation , the World , was suspended , as has been said , from
the floor of Heaven , beneath the gates . Its construction is shown by Fig . 5 , p .
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 ...
John Milton. returns , and tempts the " mother of mankind , " who partakes of the “
forbidden fruit . ” “ The rest is misery , The angels forsake the Earth ; Satan hies
back to Hell to announce his victory ; the Son of God comes down to pronounce ...
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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