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... only made him frequently fubject to fevere pains in his head ; but likeAn Etat . 12 . wife occafion'd that weakness in his eyes , which terminated X The LIFE of.
At once , as far as angels ken , he views 35 40 55 Referv'd him to more wrath : for now the thought Both of loft happiness , and lasting pain , Torments him . Round he throws his baleful eyes , That witness'd huge affliction and dismay ...
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 ...
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight In which they were , or the fierce pains not feel ; Yet to their General's voice they foon obey'd , Innumerable ! As when the potent Rod Of Amram's fon , in Egypt's evil day , 335 Wav'd round ...
... and chafe Anguish , and doubt , and fear , and forrow , and pain , From mortal or immortal minds . ... with fixed thought Mov'd on in filence to foft pipes , that charm'd Their painful steps o'er the burnt foil : and now Advanc'd in ...
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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