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  • Title: The Fall of the Rebel Angels
  • Author: John Martin
  • Date: 1824-25
  • Medium: Mezzotint
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 8 x 10 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 20.32 x 25.4 [Image]
  • Product ID: 100283

From The Paradise Lost of John Milton (pub. 1846), Book 1, Line 44

Following his defeat at the hands of the heavenly army, Satan and his followers are expelled from Heaven, falling for nine days and nights until finally landing in Hell.

"...Him the Almighty Power
Hurld headlong flaming from th' Ethereal Skie
With hideous ruine and combustion down
To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire,
Who durst defie th' Omnipotent to Arms.
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..."
(Paradise Lost I.44-53)