The Works Of John Milton, In Verse And Prose (volume 2)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byJohn Milton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... Paradise Lost. BOOK I. THE ARGUMENT. THIS first Book proposes, first in brief, the whole Subject, Mans disobedience, and the loss thereupon of Paradise wherein he was plac't: Then touches the prime cause of his fall, the Serpent, or rather Satan in the Serpent; who revolting from God, and drawing to his side many Legions of Angels, was by the command of God driven out of Heaven with all his Crew into the great Deep. Which action past over, the Poem hasts into the midst of things, presenting Satan with his Angels now fallen into Hell, describ'd here, not in the Center (for Heaven and Earth may be suppos'd as yet not made, certainly not yet accurst) but in a place of utter darkness, fitliejl call'd Chaos: Here Satan with his Angels lying on the burning Lake, thunder-slruck and ajlonijht, after a certain space recovers, as from confusion, calls up him who next in Order and Dignity lay by him; they confer of their miserable fall. Satan awakens all his Legions, who lay till then in the same manner confounded; They rise, their Numbers, array of Battel, their chief Leaders nam'd, according to the Idols known afterwards in Canaan and the Countries adjoyning. To these Satan direcls his Speech, comforts them with hope yet of regaining Heaven, but tells them lastly of a new IVirld and new kind of Creature to be created, according to an ancient Prophefte or report in Heaven; for that Angels were long before this visible Creation, was the opinion of many ancient Fathers. To find out the truth of this Prophefte, his Associates thence attempt. Pandemonium the Palace of Satan rises, suddenly built out of the Deep: The infernal Peers there ft in Councel. Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the bliss...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... Paradise Lost. BOOK I. THE ARGUMENT. THIS first Book proposes, first in brief, the whole Subject, Mans disobedience, and the l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217805639

ISBN - 13:9780217805636

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