Milton Unmasked

Milton Unmasked

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...relation of the conduct and characters of our first parents in paradise, to that which divine revelation gives. It remains then, now to shew his statement of the nature of the place of punishment into which the fallen angels were cast to be reserved in everlasting chains, till the great judgment day, together with their conduct and proceedings, while so shackled in that place of torment. We have seen that hell opened her mouth wide to receive them into the bottomless pit, and then closed it upon them. Milton first informs us that Satan, half sunk in the burning lake, awakening from the insensibility which hisfall had induced, entered into a long conversation with the next in guilt, on their altered state; we are then told--Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate, With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed, his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood, in bulk as huge As whom the fables name of monstrous size, Titanian, or Earth-born, that warr'd on Jove; Briareos or Typhon, whom the den By ancient Tarsns held; or that sea-beast 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-founder'd skifl', Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind, Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invests the sea, and wished morn delays: S0 stretch'd out huge in length the arch-fiend lay Chain'd on the burning lake: nor ever thence Had risen, or heaved his head; but that the will And high permission of all-ruling Heaven Left him at large to his own dark designs; That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on himself...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780817
  • 9781236780812