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On th ' other fide uprofe Belial , in act more graceful and humane : A fairer perfon lost not heav'n ; he feem'd For dignity compos'd , and high exploit : But all was falfe and hollow : though his tongue Drop'd Manna , and could make ...
What ! when we fied amain , purfu'd , and ftrook 165 With heav'n's afflicting thunder , and besought The Deep to shelter us ? This hell then feem'd A refuge from those wounds . Or , when we lay Chain'd on the burning lake ?
300 Satan except , none higher fat ) with grave Afpect he rose , and in his rifing feem'd A pillar of state : deep on his front engraven , Deliberation fat , and public care ; And princely counfel in his face yet fhone , Majestic though ...
505 The Stygian council thus diffolv'd ; and forth In order came the grand infernal Peers : 495 500 ' Midft came their mighty Paramount , and feem'd Alone th ' antagonist of heav'n , nor less Than Than hell's dread Emperor , with pomp ...
Before the gates there fat On either fide a formidable shape ; The one feem'd woman to the waift , and fair ; 659 But ended foul in many a fcaly fold , Voluminous and vaft ! a ferpent arm'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