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It exhibits Heaven as resting upon the vast ocean of Chaos , and surrounded by an illimitable realm of light , the Empyrean , of which Heaven is a part . Heaven is the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom ...
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 ...
The Son of God now passes through the gates in the cryssal wall of Heaven , and with a sweep of his mighty compasses he cuts out of Chaos a vast globe , from which the Almighty forms the World . ( Figure 4 , p . xxxi , shows the World ...
Thou from the first Wast present , and with mighty wings outspread , Dove - like , sat'st broodingo on the vast abyss , And mad'st it pregnant . What in me is dark , Illumine ; what is low , raise and support ; That to the hightho of ...
... The fiery surge that from the precipice Of heaven received us falling ; and the thunder , Winged with red lightning and impetuous rage , Perhaps hath spent his shafts , and ceases now To bellowo through the vast and boundless deep .
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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