| Share
 

Hell Gates

according to Milton, are nine-fold—three of brass, three of iron, and three of adamant; the keepers are Sin and Death. This allegory is one of the most celebrated passages of Paradise Lost. (See book ii. 643-676.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Hell Gates from Infoplease:

  • Hell Gate: meaning and definitions - Hell Gate: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Hell Gate - Hell Gate Hell Gate, narrow channel of the East River, SE N.Y., between Wards Island and Astoria, ...
  • Hell Gate - Hell Gate A dangerous passage between Great Barn Island and Long Island, North America. The Dutch ...
  • Hell Gates - Hell Gates according to Milton, are nine-fold—three of brass, three of iron, and three of ...
  • Missoula - Missoula Missoula , city (1990 pop. 42,918), seat of Missoula co., W Mont., on the Clark Fork of ...

Related Content