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330 They heard , and were abash'd , and up they sprung Upon the wing ; as when men wont to watch On duty , fleeping found by whom they dread , Rouze and beftir themselves ere well awake . Nor did they not perceive the evil plight In ...
Next Chemos , th ' obfcene dread of Moab's fons , From Aroar to Nebo , and the Wild Of fouthmoft Abarim ; in Hefebon And Horonaim , Scon's realm , beyond The flow'ry dale of Sibma , clad with vines ; 410 And Eleale to th ' Asphaltic ...
... Dagon his Name ; Sea - Monster ! upward man And downward fish : yet had his temple high Rear'd in Azotus , dreaded through the coaft Of Palaeftine , in Gath , and Afcalon , And Accaron , and Gaza's frontier bounds .
... fuch as rais'd To height of nobleft temper Heroes old Arming to battel ; and instead of rage , Deliberate valor breath'd , firm , and unmov'd With dread of death to flight , or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting pow'r to mitigate and ...
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess , yet observ'd Their dread commander : he , above the reft In fhape and gesture proudly eminent , Stood like a tow'r : his form had yet not loft All her original brightness , nor appear'd ...
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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