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As when the potent Rod Of Amram's fon , in Egypt's evil day , 335 Wav'd round the coaft , up call'd a pitchy cloud 340 Of locufts , warping on the eastern wind , That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken'd all ...
... of adverse We can create ; and in what place foe'er Thrive under evil , and work eafe out of pain , Through labor and indurance . This deep world Of darkness do we dread ? how oft amidst Thick clouds and dark , doth heav'n's all ...
485 Thus they their doubtful confultations dark Ended , rejoicing in their matchlefs Chief : As when from mountain - tops the dusky clouds Afcending , while the north - wind fleeps , o'er - spread Heav'n's chearful face , the low'ring ...
... battel in the clouds ; before each van Prick forth the aery Knights , and couch their spears Till thickeft legions clofe ; with feats of arms From either end of heav'n the welkin burns . Others , with vast Typhaan rage , more fell !
635 As when far off at fea a fleet defcry'd , Hangs in the clouds , by ∆quinoctial winds Close failing from Bengala , or the isles Of Ternate , and Tidore , whence merchants bring Their fpicy drugs : they on the trading flood 640 ...
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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