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To these Satan directs his speech , comforts them with hope yet of regaining
Heaven , but tells them lastly of a new world and new kind of creature to be
created , according to an ancient prophecy or report in Heaven ; for , that Angels
... Leviathan , which God of all his works Created hugest that swim the ocean
stream : Him , haply , slumbering on the Norway foam The pilot of some small
night - fou : der'd skiff Deeming some island , oft , as seamen tell , PARADISE
LOST . 1.
... since created man , Met such imbodied force , as named with these Could
merit more than that small infantry 575 Warr'd on by cranes ; though all the giant
brood Of Phlegra with the heroic race were join'd That fought at Thebes and Ilium
Space may produce new worlds ; whereof so rife 650 There went a fame in
Heaven that he ere long Intended to create , and therein plant A generation ,
whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the sons of Heaven : Thither , if
but to pry ...
... to search the truth of that prophecy or tradition in Heaven concerning another
world , and another kind of creature equal or not much inferior to themselves ,
about this time to be created : Their doubt , who shall be sent on this difficult
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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. Llegeix la ressenya completa
LibraryThing ReviewRevisiˇ d'Usuari - 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 ... Llegeix la ressenya completa