Say first--for Heaven hides nothing from thy view, Nor the deep tract of Hell--say first what cause Moved our grand parents, in that happy state, Favoured of Heaven so highly, to fall off From their Creator, and transgress his will For one restraint, lords of the World besides. Who first seduced them to that foul revolt?
What in me is dark Illumin, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert Eternal Providence, And justifie the wayes of God to men. Nine times the Space that measures Day and Night To mortal men, he with his horrid crew Lay vanquisht, rowling in the fiery Gulfe Confounded though immortal: O how unlike the place from whence they fell!
If he whom mutual league, United thoughts and counsels, equal hope And hazard in the Glorious Enterprize, Joynd with me once, now misery hath joynd In equal ruin: What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable Will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
That Glory never shall his wrath or might Extort from me.
If then his Providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good, Our labour must be to pervert that end, And out of good still to find means of evil; Which oft times may succeed, so as perhaps Shall grieve him, if I fail not, and disturb His inmost counsels from thir destind aim.
Seest thou yon dreary Plain, forlorn and wilde, The seat of desolation, voyd of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful? Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves, There rest, if any rest can harbour there, And reassembling our afflicted Powers, Consult how we may henceforth most offend Our Enemy, our own loss how repair, How overcome this dire Calamity, What reinforcement we may gain from Hope, If not what resolution from despare.
Such resting found the sole Of unblest feet. Be it so, since he Who now is Sovran can dispose and bid What shall be right: Farewel happy Fields Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new Possessor: What matter where, if I be still the same, And what I should be, all but less then he Whom Thunder hath made greater?
Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce To reign is worth ambition though in Hell: Or in this abject posture have ye sworn To adore the Conquerour? They heard, and were abasht, and up they sprung Upon the wing, as when men wont to watch On duty, sleeping found by whom they dread, Rouse and bestir themselves ere well awake.
Nor did they not perceave the evil plight In which they were, or the fierce pains not feel; Yet to thir Generals Voyce they soon obeyd Innumerable. With these cam they, who from the bordring flood Of old Euphrates to the Brook that parts Egypt from Syrian ground, had general names Of Baalim and Ashtaroth, those male, These Feminine.But in Paradise Lost, the triumph of grace over sin is given expression in the universality of grace: grace comes “to all” (), and God is “Merciful over all his works, .
Satan - Head of the rebellious angels who have just fallen from Heaven. As the poem’s antagonist, Satan is the originator of sin—the first to be ungrateful for God the Father’s blessings.
He embarks on a mission to Earth that eventually leads to the fall of Adam and Eve, but also worsens his. John Milton - Paradise Lost: Abandoning his earlier plan to compose an epic on Arthur, Milton instead turned to biblical subject matter and to a Christian idea of heroism.
In Paradise Lost—first published in 10 books in and then in 12 books in , at a length of almost 11, lines—Milton observed but adapted a number of the Classical .
Satan's first words to his legions are: "Awake, arise, or be forever fallen." To be fallen, in this poem, is to have sinned, or to have disobeyed God.
It is important to note that in this poem people make themselves fall; there is no "fate" or other force that causes Adam, Eve, Satan, and the rebel angels to fall. John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.
He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (), written in blank verse/5(3).
John Milton. The Rape of the Lock. Alexander Pope.
The fall from innocence or grace. What type of genre is Paradise Lost? novel epic poem short story play. epic poem. The Rape of the Lock. Identify the literary device in the passage below. "While melting music steals upon the sky.