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Chaos , where Chaos himself and Old Night have their thrones ( see small
pavilion in crooked line on Fig . 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 ...
... with ambitious aim , 30 Against the throne and monarchy of God , Raised
impious 6 [ BOOK I PARADISE LOST.
Against the throne and monarchy of God , Raised impious war in heaven and
battle proud , With vain attempt . Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong
flaming from the ethereal sky , With hideous ruin and combustion , down To
... And to the fierce contention brought along Innumerable force of spirits armed ,
That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse
power opposed In dubious battleo on the plains of heaven , And shook his throne
Forthwith from every squadron and each band , The heads and leaders thither
haste where stood Their great commander ; godlike shapes , and forms Excelling
human ; princely dignities ; And powers that erst in heaven sat on thrones ...
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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