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So fpake th ' apoftate Angel , though in pain ; 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack'd with deep despair : And him thus anfwer'd foon his bold compeer . O Prince ! O chief of many throned Powers , That led th ' imbattell'd Seraphim to war ...
He fpake : and to confirm his words out - flew Millions of flaming swords , drawn from the thighs Of mighty Cherubim : the fudden blaze 665 Far round illumin'd Hell ; highly they rag'd Against the Highest , and fierce with grasped arms ...
225 Thus Belial with words cloath'd in reason's garb Counsel'd ignoble ease , and peaceful floth , Not peace and after him thus Mammon fpake . Either to difinthrone the King of heav'n We war , if war be beft , or to regain Our own right ...
... Majestic though in ruin ! fage he stood , With Atlantean fhoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies ; his look Drew audience , and attention still as night , Or fummer's noon - tide air ; while thus he fpake .
So fpake the griefly Terror , and in shape , ( So fpeaking , and fo threatning ) grew tenfold 705 More dreadful and deform . On th ' other fide Incens'd with indignation Satan ftood Unterrify'd ; and like a Comet burn'd , That fires the ...
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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