The University of British Columbia possesses a copy of Doré's illustrated Paradise Lost published in New York by Peter Fenelon Collier in 1866 (PR 3560).

Frontispiece (facing title page): "Now storming fury rose, And clamour, such as heard in heaven till now was never." (Book VI, lines 207-209).

One: "Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky." (Book I, lines 44, 45) opposite I: 82-115 (page 4).

Two: "Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool His mighty stature." (Book I, lines 221, 222) opposite I: 116-149 (page 5).

Three: "They heard, and were abashed, and up they sprung." (Book I, line 331) opposite I: 354-387 (page 12).

Four: "So numberless were those bad Angels seen, Hovering on wing, under the cope of Hell." (Book I, lines 344, 345) opposite I: 388-421 (page 13).

Five: "Their summons called /From every band and squared regiment, By place or choice the worthiest." (Book I, lines 757-759) opposite I: 490-523 (page 16).

Six: "High on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind." (Book II, lines 1, 2) opposite I: 524-557 (page 17).

Seven: "Gorgons, and Hydras, and Chimeras dire." (Book II, line 628) opposite II: 229-262 (page 32).

Eight: "Before the gates there sat On either side a formidable shape." (Book II, lines 648, 649) opposite II: 263-296 (page 33).

Nine: "With heads, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies." (Book II, lines 949, 950) opposite II: 1045-1055 (page 56).

Ten: "Heaven rung With jubilee, and loud hosannas filled The eternal regions." (Book III, lines 347-349) opposite next plate.

Eleven: "And many more too long, Embryos, and idiots, eremites, and friars," (Book III, lines 473, 474) opposite previous plate.

Twelve: "Towards the coast of Earth beneath, Down from the ecliptic, sped with hoped success, Throws his steep flight in many an aëry wheel." (Book III, lines 739-741) opposite III: 1-18 (page 57).

Thirteen: "Me miserable! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair?" (Book IV, lines 73, 74) opposite IV: 257-290 (page 88).

Fourteen: "Now to the ascent of that steep savage hill Satan hath journey'd on, pensive and slow." (Book IV, lines 172-173) opposite next plate.

Fifteen: "A happy rural seat of various view." (Book IV, line 247) opposite previous plate.

Sixteen: "The savoury pulp they chew, and in the rind Still as they thirsted, scoop the brimming stream." (Book IV, lines 335-336) opposite IV: 291-324 (page 89).

Seventeen: "So promised he; and Uriel to his charge Returned." (Book IV, lines 589, 590) opposite IV: 529-562 (page 96).

Eighteen: "These to the bower direct / In search of whom they sought." (Book IV, lines 798, 799) opposite IV: 563-597 (page 97).

Nineteen: "Nor more; but fled Murmuring, and with him fled the shades of night." (Book IV, lines 1014, 1015) opposite V: 23-56 (page 112).

Twenty: "Leaning, half-raised, with looks of cordial love, Hung over her enamored." (Book V, lines 12, 13) opposite V: 57-90 (page 113).

Twenty-one: "Eastward among those trees, what glorious shape Comes this way moving?" (Book V, lines 309, 310) opposite V: 703-736 (page 132).

Twenty-two: "To whom the wingèd Hierarch replied: 'O Adam, one Almighty is, from whom All things proceed'." (Book V, lines 468-470) opposite V: 737-771 (page 133).

Twenty-three: "This greeting on thy impious crest receive." (Book VI, line 188) opposite VI: 58-91 (page 140).

Twenty-four: "Then Satan first knew pain, And writhed him to and fro." (Book VI, lines 327, 328) opposite VI: 92-126 (page 141).

Twenty-five: "Now Night her course began." (Book VI, line 406) opposite VI: 195-228 (page 144).

Twenty-six: "On the foughten field Michael and his angels, prevalent Encamping, placed in guard their watches round." (Book VI, lines 410-412) opposite VI: 229-262 (page 145).

Twenty-seven: "Nine days they fell." (Book VI, line 871) opposite VI: 739-772 (page 160).

Twenty-eight: "Hell at last, Yawning, received them whole." (Book VI, lines 874, 875) opposite VI: 773-807 (page 161).

Twenty-nine: "Wave rolling after wave, where way they found; If steep, with torrent rapture." (Book VII, lines 298, 299) opposite VII: 95-128 (page 168).

Thirty: "And God said: Let the wayers generate Reptile with spawn abundant, living soul; And let fowl fly above the earth." (Book VII, lines 387-389) opposite next plate.

Thirty-one: "And seems a moving land; and at his gills Draws in, and at his trunk spouts out, a sea." (Book VII, lines 415, 416) opposite previous plate.

Thirty-two: "Meanwhile the tepid caves, and fens, and shores, Their brood as numerous hatch." (Book VII, lines 417, 418) opposite VII: 129-162 (page 169).

Thirty-three: "And now on earth the seventh Evening arose in Eden." (Book VII, lines 581, 582) opposite VII: 368-401 (page 176).

Thirty-four: "So parted they: the Angel up to heaven From the thick shade, and Adam to his bower." (Book VIII, lines 652, 653) opposite VII: 402-435 (page 177).

Thirty-five: "In with the River sunk, and with it rose, Satan." (Book IX, 74, 75) opposite VIII: 265-298 (page 192).

Thirty-six: "O Earth, how like to Heaven, if not preferred More justly." (Book IX, lines 99, 100) opposite VIII: 299-332 (page 193).

Thirty-seven: "Him, fast sleeping, soon he found In labyrinth of many a round, self-rolled." (Book IX, lines 182, 183) opposite IX: 122-155 (page 208).

Thirty-eight: "Nearer he drew, and many a walk traversed Of stateliest covert, cedar, pine, or palm." (Book IX, lines 434, 435) opposite IX: 156-189 (page 209).

Thirty-nine: "Back to the thicket slunk The guilty serpent." (Book IX, lines 784, 785) opposite IX: 666-699 (page 224).

Forty: "Nor only tears Rained at their eyes, but high winds worse within Began to rise." (Book IX, lines 1121-1123) opposite IX: 700-733 (page 225).

Forty-one: "They heard, And from His presence hid themselves among The thickest trees." (Book X, lines 99-101) opposite X: 1-17 (page 240).

Forty-two: "And now expecting Each hour their great adventurer, from the search Of foreign worlds." (Book X, lines 439-441).

Forty-three: "Dreadful was the din Of hissing through the hall, thick-swarming now With complicated monsters, head and tail." (Book X, lines 521-523) opposite X: 528-561 (page 256).

Forty-four: "This said, they betook them several ways." (Book X, line 610) opposite X: 562-595 (page 257).

Forty-five: "The heavenly bands Down from a sky of jasper lighted now In Paradise." (Book XI, lines 208-210) opposite XI: 638-671 (page 292).

Forty-six: "Began to build a vessel of huge bulk." (Book X[I], line 729) opposite XI: 672-705 (page 293).

Forty-seven: "All dwellings else Flood overwhelmed, and them, with all their pomp, Deep under water rolled." (Book XII, lines 747-749) opposite XII: 1-24 (page 300).

Forty-eight: "They beseech That Moses might report to them his will, And terror cease." (Book XII, lines 236-238) opposite XII: 25-58 (page 301).

Forty-nine: "Some natural tears they dropt, but wiped them soon." (Book XII, line 645) opposite XII: 399-432 (page 312).


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