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“Him the Almighty Power Hurl’d headlong from the ethereal sky” by John Martin

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John Martin (Haydon Bridge, Northumberland 1789–1854 Douglas, Isle of Man)
Book 1 Line 44: ‘Him the Almighty Power Hurl’d headlong from the ethereal sky’, from Paradise Lost
1827 . Mezzotint
Publisher: Septimus Prowett (London)
Printer: Chatfield & Company (London)
Plate: 7 11/16 × 11 1/2 in. (19.5 × 29.2 cm) Sheet: 14 13/16 × 21 13/16 in. (37.7 × 55.4 cm)
The Watt Library, Greenock

“He trusted to have equall’d the most High,
If he oppos’d; and with ambitious aim
Against the Throne and Monarchy of God
Rais’d impious War in Heav’n and Battle proud
With vain attempt. Him the Almighty Power
Hurl’d headlong flaming from th’Ethereal Sky
With hideous ruin and combustion down
To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire,
Who durst defy th’Omnipotent to Arms.”

Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, lines 40-49

the Idle Speculation blog enhances nicely John Martin’s work on John Milton’s book.

paradiselost.org

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