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In his early days at the University he was called , in good - natured allusion to his good conduct and to his effeminate looks , " The Lady . ” He was , however , held in high respect , for he says , “ I was assured of their singular ...
-a 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 ...
... Satan with his angels now fallen into Hell , described here , not in the center ( for Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet accursed ) , but in a place of utter darkness , fitliest called Chaos .
To whom the archenemy , And thence in heaven called Satan , with bold words Breaking the horrid silence , thus began :“ If thou beest he— but oh , how fallen ! how changed From him , who , in the happy realms of light , Clothed with ...
Nathless he so endured , till on the beach Of that inflamèd sea he stood , and called 300 His legions , angel forms , who lay entranced Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa , where the Etruriano shades High over ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen