So spake the false dissembler unperceiv'd. Book III.L.681.
Prined for J. Parsons, 21, Paternoster Row. Jany.1.1796.
Engraving. Plate 215 x 154mm. 8Ĺ x 6". Trimmed along the sides.
A plate to some of the text from John Milton's "Paradise Lost"; an epic religious poem concerning the Christian story of the Fall of Man. Satan changes to a cherub, or low-ranking angel. Recognizing the other angel as the Archangel Uriel, Satan approaches and addresses him. Satan claims to have just come down from Heaven, full of curiosity about the new world he has been hearing so much about, and curious about its inhabitants. Satanís transformation and his speech are so flawless that even Uriel cannot see through the subterfuge.
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