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... and disturb His inmoft counfels from their destin'd aim . But fee ! the angry victor hath recall'd His minifters of vengeance and purfuit , Back to the gates of heav'n : the fulph'rous hail Shot after us in storm , o'er ...
... With scatter'd arms and enfigns ; till anon His swift pursuers from heav'n - gates difcern Th ' advantage , and defcending tread us down Thus drooping ; or with linked thunder - bolts Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulph .
... From every band and squared regiment , By place or choice the worthiest , they anon With hundreds , and with thousands , trooping came Attended : all accefs was throng'd , the gates And porches wide , but chief the spacious hall ...
He paffes on his journey to hell gates , finds them fout , and who fat there to guard them , by whom at length they are open'd , and difcover to him the great gulph between hell and heaven : with what dif ficulty be paffes through ...
... immures us round Ninefold and gates of burning adamant Barr'd over us , prohibit all egress . These pass'd ( if any pafs ) the void profound Of uneffential night receives him next Wide gaping ! and with utter lofs of Being Threatens ...
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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