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His Deportment was erect , open , affable ; his Converfation eafy , chearful , inftructive ; his Wit on all occafions at command , facetious , grave , or fatirical , as the fubject requir'd . His Judgment , when dif - engag'd from ...
Then touches the prime cause of his fall , the Serpent , or rather Satan in the ferpent ; who revolting from God , and drawing to his fide many legions of Angels , was by the command of God driven out of heaven with all his crew into ...
... commands that at the warlike found Of trumpets loud , and clarions , be uprear'd His mighty standard : that proud honor claim'd Azazel as his right , a Cherub tall ; Who forthwith from the glittering staff unfurl'd 535 Th'imperial ...
... in guife Of warriors old with order'd fpear and fhield , 565 Awaiting what command their mighty Chief Had to impofe : he thro ' the armed files Darts his experienc'd eye , and foon traverse The whole battalion views their order due ...
Mean while the winged heralds by command Of fov'reign pow'r , with awful ceremony And trumpets found , throughout the hoft proclaim A folemn council forthwith to be held 755 At Pandemonium , the high Capital Of Satan and his Peers ...
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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