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Thus Satan talking to his nearest mate , With head up - lift above the wave , and eyes That sparkling blaz'd ; his other parts besides Prone on the flood , extended long and large 195 Lay floating many a rood : in bulk as huge , As whom ...
Chain'd on the burning lake : nor ever thence Had ris'n , or heav'd his head , but that the will And high permiffion of all - ruling heaven , Left him at large to his own dark defigns : That with reiterated crimes he might Heap on ...
355 Forthwith from ev'ry fquadron , and each band , The Heads and Leaders thither hafte where stood Their great Commander ; God - like fhapes and forms Excelling human , Princely Dignities , 345 361 And Pow'rs ! that earft in heaven fat ...
420 425 430 For those the race of Ifrael oft forfook Their living ftrength , and unfrequented left His righteous altar , bowing lowly down To beftial Gods ; for which their heads as low 435 Bow'd down in battel , funk before the spear ...
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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