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Him the Almighty Pow'r Hurl'd headlong flaming from th ' ethereal sky , 45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomlefs perdition : there to dwell In adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durft defy th ' Omnipotent to arms .
... brought along Innumerable force of spirits arm'd , That durft diflike his reign : and me preferring , His utmost pow'r with adverse pow'r oppos'd , In dubious battel on the plains of heav'n , 100 106 And fhook his throne .
As Gods , and by their own recover'd strength ; 240 Not by the fuff'rance of fupernal pow'r . Is this the region , this the foil , the clime , ( Said then the lost Arch - Angel ) this the seat , That we must change for heav'n ? this ...
... and instead of rage , Deliberate valor breath'd , firm , and unmov'd With dread of death to flight , or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting pow'r to mitigate and fwage , 560 With folemn touches , troubled thoughts , and chafe Anguish ...
O Pow'rs Matchless , but with th ' Almighty , and that strife Was not inglorious , tho ' th ' event was dire , As this place teftifies , and this dire change , Hateful to utter : but what pow'r of mind , Foreseeing , or presaging ...
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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