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... but under brows Of dauntless courage , and confid'rate pride Waiting revenge : cruel his eye , but caft Signs of remorfe and paffion , to behold The fellows of his crime , the followers rather , ( Far other once beheld in blifs ! ) ...
... the signal giv'n : Behold a wonder ! they but now who seem'd In Bigness to surpass Earth's Giant fons , Now lefs than smallest dwarfs , in narrow room Throng numberlefs , like that Pygmean race Beyond the Indian 28 PARADISE LOST .
... Might in that noise refide , of whom to ask Which way the nearest coast of darkness lies , Bordering on light ; when strait behold the throne 930 935 945 955 Of Chaos , and his dark pavilion spread Wide on Book II . PARADISE LOST .
... Weighs his spread wings , at leisure to behold Far off th ' empyreal heav'n , extended wide In circuit , undetermin'd fquare or round : With opal tow'rs , and battlements adora'd 1045 1040 Of living faphir , ( once his native feat !
... but first changes himself into the shape of a meaner Angel ; and pretending a zealous defire to behold the new creation , and Man whom God hath plac'd here , inquires of him the place of his habitation , and is directed ...
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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