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rather the crude embryons of all the elements , ere as yet they are distinguishable
. 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
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 , yet unconsumed .
John Milton. Frozen Continent . Frozen Continent EAST ( COLD ) Lethe . ( MOIST
) ( DRY ) Cocytus Parched Desert Hell cheron NORTH Lake of Fire ( Hot ) Satans
, course ) Pandemonium SOUTH Lethe . Desert . Joydabarte ( DRY ) ( MOIST ) ...
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