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... flung For his revolt ; yet faithful how they stood , Their glory wither'd : as when heaven's fire Hath scath'd the foreft oaks , or mountain pines , With finged top their stately growth , tho ' bare , Stands on the blafted heath .
The happier state In heav'n , which follows dignity , might draw 25 Envy from each inferior : but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Foremost to stand against the Thunderer's aim , Your bulwark ; and condemns to greateft ...
... not now > For while they fit contriving , shall the rest , Millions that stand in arms , and longing wait The fignal to afcend , fit ling'ring here Heav'n's fugitives , and for their dwelling - place Accept this dark opprobrious den ...
Suppofe He should relent And publish grace to all , on promise made Of new subjection : with what eyes could we 230 240 Stand in His presence humble , and receive Strict Book II . PARADISE LOST . 39.
240 Stand in His presence humble , and receive Strict laws impos'd , to celebrate His throne With warbled hymns , and to his Godhead fing Forc'd Hallelujahs ? while He lordly fits Our envy'd Sov'reign , and His altar breathes Ambrofial ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review