Milton's Paradise Lost

Milton's Paradise Lost

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Bible has VEternel. 51, 52. Moloch is, as he says, merely a fierce warrior without skill in schemes or speech. Accept this dark, opprobrious den of shame, The prison of his tyranny who reigns By our delay? No! let us rather choose, 60 Armed with Hell flames and fury, all at once O'er Heaven's high towers to force resistless way, Turning our tortures into horrid arms Against the Torturer; when, to meet the noise Of his almighty engine, he shall hear 65 Infernal thunder, and for lightning see Black fire and horror shot with equal rage Among his angels, and his throne itself Mixed with Tartarean sulphur and strange fire, His own invented torments. But perhaps 70 The way seems difficult and steep to scale With upright wing against a higher foe. Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful lake benumb not still, That in our proper motion we ascend 75 Up to our native seat; descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursued us through the Deep, With what compulsion, and laborious flight 80 We sunk thus low? The ascent is easy then; The event is feared! Should we again provoke Our stronger, some worse way his wrath may find To our destruction, if there be in Hell 65. Engine; the word was used in a very general way for any mechanical device. 67. Black fire, a bold conception, something like darkness visible, i. 64. 69. Tartarean. Tartarus was the classic name for the abode of the dead. 75. Proper motion, that which belongs to us, our own rightful motion. 82. Event, outcome. We still say "in any event." 83. Our stronger; our betters, our inferiors are more familiar examples of this use of a comparative adjective. Fear to be worse destroyed. What can be...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493915
  • 9781236493910