Results 1-5 of 50
But , neither the infirmities of age and constitution , nor the viciffitudes of fortune ,
cou'd depress the via gor of his mind ; or divert it from executing a design ' He
had * long conceiv'd of writing an Heroic Poem . The Fall of Man was a subject ...
63. gether with Samson AGONISTES ( a Tragedy not unworthy the Grecian Stage
when Athens was in her glory ) He publish'd PARADISE REGAIN'D . But , Oh !
what a falling - off was there ! Of which I will say no more , than that there is ...
Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the serpent , or rather Satan in the
serpent ; who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels
, was by the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into the great
... calld Chaos : Here Satan with his Angels lying on the burning lake , thunder -
struck and astonish'd , after a certain space recovers , as from confufion , calls “
up him who next in order and dignity lay by him ; they confer of their miserable fall
... the ways of God to men . Say first , ( for heav'n hides nothing from thy view , Nor
the deep tract of hell ) say first what cause Mov'd our grand Parents , in that
happy state Favour'd of heav'n so highly , to fall off 30 B2 Book 1. PARADISE
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review