The Works. 3. Ed Volume 3

The Works. 3. Ed Volume 3

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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. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ... are represented to have been the Talk of Heaven, before they were created. Virgil, in compliment to the Roman Common-wealth, makes the Heroes of it appear in their state of pro-existence 3 but Milton does a far greater honour to mankind in general, as he gives us a glimpse of them even before they are in Being. Their rising all at once was as the shund Of Thunder heard remote The Diversions of the fallen Angels, with the particular account of their place of habitation, are described with great pregnancy of thought, and copiousness of invention. The Diversions are every way suitable to Beings who had nothing left them but strength and knowledge misapplied. Such are their contentions at the race, and in feats of arms, with their entertainment in the following lines. Others with vast Typhean rage more fill Rend up hoth rochs and hills, and ride the air In whirlwind 3 Hell scarce holds the wild uproar. Their Music is employed in celebrating their own criminal exploits, and their Discourse in founding the unfatltomable depths of fate, free-will, and fore-knowledge. The several circumstances in the description of Hell are finely imagined; of cold and heat, and the river of oblivion. The monstrous animals produced in that infernalworld are represented by a single line, which gives us a more horrid Idea of them, than a much longer description would have done. This Episode of the fallen Spirits, and their place_ of habitation, comes in very happily to unbend the mind of the Reader from its attention to the debate. An ordinary Poet would indeed have spun, out so many circumstances to a great length, and by that means have weakned, instead of illustrated, the principal Fable. The flight of Satan to the gates of hell is finely imagined. I have already..
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653140X
  • 9781236531407