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Thus informed , he wings off again from the sun's body , and , wheeling his steep flight toward the earth , alights at length on the top of Mount Niphates , near Eden . ” ( See Fig . 4 or 5 , for Satan's flight through the World . ) ...
So stretched out huge in length the archfiend lay , Chained on the burning lake ; nor ever thence Had risen or heaved his head , but that the willo And high permission of all - ruling Heaven Left him at large to his own dark designs ...
And now Advanced in view they stand , a horrid front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms , in guise Of warriors old , with ordered spear and shield , 560 Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose .
Henceforth his might we know , and know our own , So as not either to provoke , or dread New war , provoked : our better part remains To work in close design , by fraud or guile , What force affected not ; that he no less At length from ...
He passes on his journey to Hell - gates ; finds them shut , and who sat there to guard them ; by whom at length they are opened , and discover to him the great gulf between Hell and Heaven ; with what difficulty he passes through ...
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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