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and the torrid clime Smote on him fore befides , vaulted with fire . Nathlefs he fo indur'd , till on the beach 290 295 Of that inflamed fea he stood , and call'd His 12 PARADISE LOST . Book 1 .
Of that inflamed fea he stood , and call'd His legions , Angel - forms , who lay intrans'd , Thick as autumnal leaves that ftrow the brooks In Vallombrofa , where th ' Etrurian shades , High over - arch'd imbow'r ; or scatter'd fedge ...
355 Forthwith from ev'ry fquadron , and each band , The Heads and Leaders thither hafte where stood Their great Commander ; God - like fhapes and forms Excelling human , Princely Dignities , 345 361 And Pow'rs ! that earft in heaven fat ...
... who first , who Rouz'd from the flumber , on that fiery couch , [ last , At their great Emperor's call , as next in worth Came fingly where he ftood , on the bare strand , While the promiscuous crowd stood yet aloof ?
... whom the Phenicians call'd Aftarte , Queen of heaven , with crefcent horns : To whose bright image nightly by the moon , Sidonian virgins paid their vows and fongs ; In Sion also not unfung , where stood Her temple on th ' offenfive ...
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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
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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