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Or if Sion hill Delight thee more , and Siloa's brook that flow'd Faft by the oracle of God ; I thence Invoke thy aid to my advent'rous fong : That with no middle flight intends to foar Above th ' Aonian mount , while it pursues Things ...
... 210 That felt unusual weight : till on dry land He lights , if it were land that ever burn'd With folid , as the lake with liquid fire : And fuch appeard in hue , as when the force Of fubterranean wind transports a hill Torn from ...
His fpear , ( to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills , to be the mast Of fome great Ammiral , were but a wand ) He walk'd with , to fupport uneafie steps Over the burning marle ( not like those steps On heaven's azure ! ) ...
Nor content with fuch Audacious neighbourhood , the wifeft heart Of Solomon he led by fraud , to build His temple right against the temple of God , On the opprobrious hill ; and made his grove The pleasant valley of Hinnon , Topbet ...
675 There stood a hill not far , whofe grifly top 670 Belch'd fire and rowling smoke ; the rest entire , Shone with a gloffy fcurf ; ( undoubted fign That in his womb was hid metallick ore , The work of fulphur ) thither wing'd with ...
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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