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... Angels now fallen into hell , describ'd here , not in the centre ( for heav'n and earth may be fuppos'd as yet not made , certainly not yet accurs'd ) but in a B place of utter darkness , fitlieft call'd Chaos : Here PARADISE LOST.
place of utter darkness , fitlieft call'd Chaos : Here Satan with his Angels lying on the burning lake , thunder - ftruck and aftonish'd , after a certain space recovers , as from confufion , calls up him who next in order and dignity ...
... his fide One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known in Palatine , and nam'd Beelzebub : To whom th ' arch - enemy , ( And thence in heav'n call'd Satan ) with bold words Breaking the horrid filence thus began .
and the torrid clime Smote on him fore befides , vaulted with fire . Nathlefs he fo indur'd , till on the beach 290 295 Of that inflamed fea he stood , and call'd His 12 PARADISE LOST . Book 1 .
Of that inflamed fea he stood , and call'd His legions , Angel - forms , who lay intrans'd , Thick as autumnal leaves that ftrow the brooks In Vallombrofa , where th ' Etrurian shades , High over - arch'd imbow'r ; or scatter'd fedge ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review