Paradise Lost by. JOHN MILTON. . Hath lost us Heav'n, and all this mighty Host. In horrible destruction laid thus low,. As far as Gods and Heav'nly. eBooks blog and email newsletter. Paradise Lost. By John Milton .. Regained in Heaven, or what more lost in Hell?' So Satan spake; and him Beelzebub. Source URL: meteolille.info~milton/reading_room/pl/book_1/ and the loss thereupon of Paradise wherein he was plac't: Then touches the.
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Paradise Lost BOOK 4. John Milton (). THE ARGUMENT. Satan now in prospect of Eden, and nigh the place where he must now attempt the bold enterprize. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It is considered by critics to be. Project Gutenberg · 59, free ebooks · 11 by John Milton. Paradise Lost by John Milton. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.
You know — the usual suspects: Mammon, Beelzebub, Belial, Moloch… and other demons which have invaded your childhood nightmares. Here at least we shall be free; the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choice to reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
William Blake had his say on the matter: Sometime later, however, Satan returns disguised as a serpent. Adam — being the romantic men are usually not — says that since he and Eve are of the same body, they should also be of the same mind and has a bite himself, knowing that it is wrong. Satan triumphantly returns to Hell, but God as triumphantly turns him and all the other devils into snakes. Speaking of which — God is done with Satan but is not done with Adam and Eve just yet.
He punishes them as well, introducing into their lives things such as labor pains and death. On the bright side, he sends archangel Michael to tell Adam and Eve what awaits humanity and how things are about to get so wicked that in few hundred years, God would have to send a Flood Gilgamesh-style to wipe away everything that is not Noah and his ark. Like this summary? Of Baalim and Ashtaroth , those male,.
These Feminine. For Spirits when they please. Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones,. Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose.
For those the Race of Israel oft forsook. To bestial Gods; for which thir heads as low. Came Astoreth , whom the Phoenicians call'd. Astarte , Queen of Heav'n, with crescent Horns;. Sidonian Virgins paid thir Vows and Songs,. In Sion also not unsung, where stood. By that uxorious King, whose heart though large,. To idols foul. Thammuz came next behind,.
Whose annual wound in Lebanon allur'd. The Syrian Damsels to lament his fate. While smooth Adonis from his native Rock. Of Thammuz yearly wounded; the Love-tale. Infected Sions daughters with like heat,. Ezekial saw, when by the Vision led. Of alienated Judah. Next came one. Who mourn'd in earnest, when the Captive Ark.
Maim'd his brute Image, head and hands lopt off. Where he fell flat, and sham'd his Worshipers: Dagon his Name, Sea Monster, upward Man. Rear'd in Azotus , dreaded through the Coast. Of Palestine , in Gath and Ascalon.
And Accaron and Gaza 's frontier bounds. Him follow'd Rimmon , whose delightful Seat. Was fair Damascus , on the fertil Banks. Of Abbana and Pharphar , lucid streams. Ahaz his sottish Conquerour, whom he drew. For one of Syrian mode, whereon to burn. Whom he had vanquisht. After these appear'd.
Osiris , Isis , Orus and thir Train. Fanatic Egypt and her Priests, to seek. Thir wandring Gods Disguis'd in brutish forms. Rather then human. Nor did Israel scape. Th' infection when thir borrow'd Gold compos'd. The Calf in Oreb: Doubl'd that sin in Bethel and in Dan ,. Jehovah , who in one Night when he pass'd. From Egypt marching, equal'd with one stroke. Both her first born and all her bleating Gods. Belial came last, then whom a Spirit more lewd.
Turns Atheist, as did Ely's Sons, who fill'd. Darkens the Streets, then wander forth the Sons. Of Belial , flown with insolence and wine. Witness the Streets of Sodom , and that night. In Gibeah , when the hospitable door.
The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd,. Th' Ionian Gods, of Javans issue held. Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth. Thir boasted Parents; Titan Heav'ns first born. With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd. By younger Saturn , he from mightier Jove. His own and Rhea's Son like measure found;.
So Jove usurping reign'd: And Ida known, thence on the Snowy top. Of cold Olympus rul'd the middle Air. Thir highest Heav'n; or on the Delphian Cliff,. Or in Dodona , and through all the bounds. Of Doric Land; or who with Saturn old. Fled over Adria to th' Hesperian Fields,. And ore the Celtic roam'd the utmost Isles. All these and more came flocking; but with looks. Down cast and damp, yet such wherein appear'd. Obscure some glimps of joy, to have found thir chief.
Not in despair, to have found themselves not lost. In loss itself; which on his count'nance cast. Soon recollecting, with high words, that bore.
Semblance of worth, not substance, gently rais'd. Thir fanting courage, and dispel'd thir fears. Then strait commands that at the warlike sound. His mighty Standard; that proud honour claim'd. Azazel as his right, a Cherube tall: Who forthwith from the glittering Staff unfurld. Th' Imperial Ensign, which full high advanc't. Frighted the Reign of Chaos and old Night. A Forrest huge of Spears: Appear'd, and serried Shields in thick array. In perfect Phalanx to the Dorian mood.
Of Flutes and soft Recorders; such as rais'd. Deliberate valour breath'd, firm and unmov'd. With dread of death to flight or foul retreat,.
With solemn touches, troubl'd thoughts, and chase. Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain. Mov'd on in silence to soft Pipes that charm'd. Thir painful steps o're the burnt soyle; and now. Advanc't in view, they stand, a horrid Front. Of dreadful length and dazling Arms, in guise. Of Warriers old with order'd Spear and Shield,. Darts his experienc't eye, and soon traverse. Thir number last he summs.
And now his heart.
Distends with pride, and hardning in his strength. Met such imbodied force, as nam'd with these. Warr'd on by Cranes: Of Phlegra with th' Heroic Race were joyn'd. That fought at Theb's and Ilium , on each side. In Fable or Romance of Uthers Sons. Begirt with British and Armoric Knights;. Jousted in Aspramont or Montalban ,.
Damasco , or Marocco , or Trebisond. Or whom Biserta sent from Afric shore. When Charlemain with all his Peerage fell. By Fontarabbia. Thus far these beyond. Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost. On half the Nations, and with fear of change.
Deep scars of Thunder had intrencht, and care. The fellows of his crime, the followers rather. For his revolt, yet faithfull how they stood,. Hath scath'd the Forrest Oaks, or Mountain Pines,.
With singed top thir stately growth though bare. Stands on the blasted Heath. He now prepar'd. To speak; whereat thir doubl'd Ranks they bend. From wing to wing, and half enclose him round. With all his Peers: Thrice he assayd, and thrice in spight of scorn,.
Tears such as Angels weep, burst forth: Words interwove with sighs found out thir way. Matchless, but with th' Almighty, and that strife. Was not inglorious, though th' event was dire,. As this place testifies, and this dire change.
Of knowledge past or present, could have fear'd,. As stood like these, could ever know repulse? That all these puissant Legions, whose exile. Hath emptied Heav'n, shall fail to re-ascend. Self-rais'd, and repossess thir native seat? By mee, have lost our hopes. But he who reigns. Put forth at full, but still his strength conceal'd,.
Which tempted our attempt, and wrought our fall. Henceforth his might we know, and know our own. Space may produce new Worlds; whereof so rife. There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long. Caelestial Spirits in Bondage, nor th' Abyss. Long under darkness cover. But these thoughts. Full Counsel must mature: Peace is despaird,. For who can think Submission? Warr then, Warr. He spake: Millions of flaming swords, drawn from the thighs. Against the Highest, and fierce with grasped Arms.
Clash'd on thir sounding Shields the din of war,. Hurling defiance toward the Vault of Heav'n. There stood a hill not far whose griesly top. Belch'd fire and rowling smoak; the rest entire. The work of Sulphur.
Thither wing'd with speed. Or cast a Rampart. Mammon led them on,. Mammon , the least erected Spirit that fell. From heav'n, for ev'n in heav'n his looks and thoughts.
The riches of Heav'ns pavement, trod'n Gold,. Ransack'd the Center, and with impious hands. For Treasures better hid. Soon had his crew. And dig'd out ribs of Gold. Let none admire. That riches grow in Hell; that soyle may best. Deserve the precious bane. And here let those. Who boast in mortal things, and wond'ring tell.
Of Babel , and the works of Memphian Kings. With wond'rous Art found out the massie Ore,. Severing each kind, and scum'd the Bullion dross: A third as soon had form'd within the ground. By strange conveyance fill'd each hollow nook,. To many a row of Pipes the sound-board breaths. Built like a Temple, where Pilasters round. Cornice or Freeze, with bossy Sculptures grav'n,. The Roof was fretted Gold. Not Babilon ,. Nor great Alcairo such magnificence.
Belus or Serapis thir Gods, or seat. Thir Kings, when Aegypt with Assyria strove. Stood fixt her stately highth, and strait the dores. With Naphtha and Asphaltus yeilded light.
In ancient Greece ; and in Ausonian land. Men call'd him Mulciber ; and how he fell. From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry Jove. Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements; from Morn. On Lemnos th' Aegaean Ile: To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape.
And Trumpets sound throughout the Host proclaim. With hunderds and with thousands trooping came. And Porches wide, but chief the spacious Hall. Though like a cover'd field, where Champions bold. Wont ride in arm'd, and at the Soldans chair. Thick swarm'd, both on the ground and in the air,. Brusht with the hiss of russling wings. As Bees.
In spring time, when the Sun with Taurus rides,. Pour forth thir populous youth about the Hive. In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers. Thir State affairs.
So thick the aerie crowd. Swarm'd and were straitn'd; till the Signal giv'n. Now less then smallest Dwarfs, in narrow room.
Beyond the Indian Mount, or Faerie Elves,. Wheels her pale course, they on thir mirth and dance. At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds. Reduc'd thir shapes immense, and were at large,.
Frequent and full.