Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained, with Notes by J. Edmondston
General Books, 2013 - 200 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... his way;4 not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since; but on his rear, Circular base of rising folds, that towered Fold above fold, a surging maze! his head Crested aloft; and carbuncle6 his eyes; 500 With burnished neck of verdant gold, erect Amidst his circling spires, that on the grass Floated redundant: pleasing was his shape And lovely; never since of serpent kind Lovelier;6 not those that in Illyria changed 505 Hermione and Cadmus,7 or the God 1 Intellectual, --supply "nature" or "faculties," the adjective being supposed to include the substantive, as elsewhere in Milton. 2 Exempt from wound, --a privilege ascribed to his state of innocence. Not approached by stronger hate, --i. e. though love and beauty inspire terror, unless when he who approaches them is actuated by a hatred stronger than the force of love and beauty. 4 Addressed his way, --directed his way: indented wave, --describing the short curves which a snake forms with its body in progressive motion along the ground, like the teeth of a large saw. 5 Carbuncle, --a gem of a deep red colour, which when held up to the sun appears exactly like a burning coal (carbunculus). It is supposed to have been a species of garnet e Never since of serpent kind lovelier;--never since has any of the serpent kind been, Ac, the substantive verb omitted, as frequently. Satan is here compared to the most memorable of those serpents into which persons were fabled to have been transformed. 7 Hermione and Cadmus.--Cadmus, being compelled by misfortunes to quit Thebes, in Boeotia, which he had founded, went with his wife IterIn Epidaurus;1 nor to which transformed Ammonian Jove,3 or Capitoline was seen; He with Olympias; this with her who bore Scipio, the height of Rome....