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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 ...
... Inftruct me , for thou know'st : thou from the first Waft prefent , and with mighty wings out - fpread , 20 Dove - like fat'st brooding on the vaft Abyss , And mad'ft it pregnant : what in me is dark , Illumine ! what is low , raise ...
The difmal fituation waste and wild : A dungeon horrible , on all fides round , As one great furnace , flam'd : yet from thofe flames No light , but rather darkness visible , 65 Serv'd only to difcover fights of woe , Regions of forrow ...
Chain'd on the burning lake : nor ever thence Had ris'n , or heav'd his head , but that the will And high permiffion of all - ruling heaven , Left him at large to his own dark defigns : That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on ...
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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