... Satan with bis Angels now fallen into hell , describ'd here , not in the centre ( for
heav'n and earth may be suppos'd as yet not made , certainly not yet & ccurs'd )
but in a B place of utter darkness , fitliest calld Chaos : Here PARADISE LOST.
place of utter darkness , fitliest 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 ...
The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all sides round ,
As one great furnace , Aam'd : yet from thofe Aames No light , but rather darkness
visible , Sery'd only to discover fights of woe , Regions of sorrow ! doleful ...
A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton John Milton. His holy rites and
folemn feasts profan'd , 390 And with their darkness durft'affront his light . First
Molocb , horrid King , besmear'd with blood Of human facrifice , and parents tears
... regard Should favor equal to the sons of heav'n : Thither , if but to pry , shall be
perhaps Our first eruption , thither or elsewhere : For this infernal pit shall never
hold Celeftial spirits in bondage , nor th ' Abyss Long under darkness cover .
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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