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Him the Almighty Pow'r Hurl'd headlong flaming from th ' ethereal sky , 45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomlefs perdition : there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durft defy th ' Omnipotent to arms .
75 There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelm'd With floods and whirlwinds of tempeftuous fire , He foon difcerns : and welt'ring by his fide One next himself in power , and next in crime , Long after known in Palatine , and nam'd ...
150 155 By right of war , whate'er His business be , Here in the heart of hell to work in fire , Or do His errands in the gloomy Deep ? What can it then avail , though yet we feel Strength undiminish'd , or eternal Being , To undergo ...
... as the lake with liquid fire : And fuch appeard in hue , as when the force Of fubterranean wind transports a hill Torn ... whofe combustible And fuel'd entrails thence conceiving fire , Sublim'd with mineral fury , aid the winds ...
... in all affaults Their fureft fignal , they will foon refume New courage , and revive , tho ' now they lye Grov'ling and proftrate on yon lake of fire , ( As we erewhile , ) aftounded and amaz'd ; No wonder , fall'n fuch a pernicious ...
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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