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They fall through the fearful depths in headlong plunge during a space of nine days , pursued by dreadful thunderbolts to a place -a which the Almighty had prepared for them - a THE COSMOGRAPHY OF THE UNIVERSE xvii.
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 ...
... whose waves o'erthrew Busiriso and his Memphiano chivalry , While with perfidiouso hatred they pursued The sojourners of Goshen , ' who beheld From the safe shore their floating carcasses 310 And broken chariot - wheels .
... from despairo Thus high uplifted beyond hope , aspires Beyond thus high , insatiate to pursue Vain war with heaven ; and , by success untaught , His proud imaginations thus displayed :“ Powers and Dominions , Deitieso of Heaven !
Who but felt of late , When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting , and pursued us through the deep , With what compulsion and laborious flight 80 We sunk thus low ? The ascent is easy , then : The event is feared !
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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