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Yet not for thofe , Nor what the potent victor in his rage Can elfe inflict , do I repent , or change ( Though chang'd in outward luftre ) that fix'd mind And high disdain , from sense of injur'd merit , That with the Mightiest rais'd ...
... that from the precipice Of heav'n receiv'd us falling : and the thunder , Wing'd with red lightning and impetuous rage , 175 Perhaps hath spent his fhafts , and ceases now To bellow through the vast and boundless Deep .
... Of depth immeasurable : anon they move In perfect Phalanx , to the Dorian mood Of flutes , and foft recorders ; fuch as rais'd To height of nobleft temper Heroes old Arming to battel ; and instead of rage , Deliberate valor breath'd ...
... equal rage Among His Angels : and His throne itself Mixt with Tartarean fulphur , and strange fire , His own invented torments .--- But perhaps The way feems difficult , and fteep , to scale With upright wing against a higher foe .
... ethereal mold Incapable of ftain , would foon expel Her mischief , and purge off the bafer fire , Victorious . Thus repuls'd , our final hope Is flat defpair : we must exafperate Th ' Almighty Victor to spend all His rage , And that ...
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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