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... there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durft defy th ' Omnipotent to arms . Nine times the space that measures day and night 50 To mortal men , he with his horrid crew Lay vanquish'd , rolling in the fiery ...
... small night - founder'd skiff , Deeming fome island , oft , as feamen tell , With fixed anchor in his fcaly rind , Moors by his fide under the Lee , while night Invests the fea , and wished morn delays . ) So ftretch'd out huge in ...
As when the potent Rod Of Amram's fon , in Egypt's evil day , 335 Wav'd round the coaft , up call'd a pitchy cloud 340 Of locufts , warping on the eastern wind , That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken'd all ...
Who in one night when he pass'd From Egypt marching , equal'd with one stroke Both her first - born and all her bleating Gods . Belial came laft , than whom a spirit more lewd 490 Fell not from heaven , or more grofs to love Vice for it ...
Sonorous metal blowing martial founds : At which the univerfal hoft up fent A fhout that tore hell's concave ; and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night . All in a moment thro ' the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rife ...
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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