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There is no light there , nor properly earth , water , air , or fire , but only a vast pulp or welter of unformed matter , in which all these lie tempestuously intermixed . ” In the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost ...
They see that the pursuing angels have been recalled , and that they are now enclosed with a wall of eternal fire and with ninefold gates of bronze , of iron , and of adamantine rock , " impenetrable , impaled with circling fire ...
Desert . cheron NORTH Lake of Fire ( Hot ) Hell Gates Satans , course ) Pandemonium SOUTH Lethe . Desert . Phlegethot ( DRY ) ( MOIST ) Frozen Continent ( COLD WEST Fig . 3. Chart of Hell . See p . xviii . ( From Himes's Paradiso Lost .
Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky , With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition , there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms .
There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelmed With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire , He soon discerns ; and , weltering by his side , One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known in Palestine , and named ...
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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