Heaven is the abode of God and the angels , a realm of “ light , freedom , happiness , and glory . " Chaos , “ the Uninhabited , ” is “ a huge , limitless ocean , abyss , or quagmire of universal darkness and lifelessness , wherein are ...
... Stirred up with envy and revenge , deceived The mother of mankind , what time his pride Had cast him out from heaven , with all his host Of rebel angels ; by whose aid , aspiring To set himself in glory above his peers , He trusted ...
That glory never shall his wrath or might Extort from me . To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee , and deify his power Who , from the terror of this arm , so late Doubted his empire - that were low indeed : That were an ignominy ...
... As far as gods and heavenly essenceso Can perish ; for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor soon returns , Though all our glory extinct , and happy state 130 iyo Here swallowed up in endless misery .
... till , wandering o'er the earth , Through God's high sufferance for the trial of man , By falsities and lies the greatest part Of mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator , and the invisible Glory of him that made them to ...
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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