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O chief of many throned Powers , That led th ' imbattell'd Seraphim to war Under thy conduct ! and in dreadful deeds Fearless , indanger'd heav'n's perpetual King , And put to proof His high fupremacy : Whether upheld by strength ...
... but to nobler deeds Timorous , and flothful : yet he pleas'd the ear , And with perfuafive accent thus began . I fhould be much for open war , O Peers , • go 95 100 105 110 115 As not behind in hate , if what was urg'd Book II .
481 490 Nor fail'd they to express how much they prais'd , That for the general safety he despis'd His own : ( for neither do the spirits damn'd Lofe all their virtue ; left bad men should boast Their fpecious deeds on earth , which ...
Others more mild , Retreated in a filent valley , fing With notes Angelical to many a harp Their own heroic deeds , and hapless fall By doom of battel : and complain that fate Free virtue should inthrall to force , or chance .
And now great deeds Had been atchiev'd , whereof all hell had rung , Had not the fnaky forcerefs that fat Faft by hell - gate , and kept the fatal key , Ris'n , and with hideous outcry rush'd between . O father ! what intends thy hand ...
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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