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Satan awakens all his legions , who lay ' till then in the fame manner confounded : they rife ; their numbers , array of battel , their chief leaders nam'd , according to the idols known afterwards in Canaan , and the countries ...
All in a moment thro ' the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rife into the air , With orient Colours waving : with them rofe A foreft huge of fpears ; and thronging helms Appear'd , and ferried shields in thick array , Of depth ...
... by fraud or guile , What force effected not : that He no lefs At length from us may find , who overcomes By force , hath overcome but half his foe . 635 Space may produce new worlds ; whereof so rife 650 There went a fame ...
Or could we break our way By force , and at our heels all hell should rife With blackeft infurrection , to confound Heav'n's pureft light ; yet our great enemy , All incorruptible , would on His throne Sit unpolluted ; and th ' ethereal ...
... yet that debt paid , Thou wilt not leave Me in the loathfome grave His prey , nor fuffer My unspotted foul For ever with corruption there to dwell : But I fhall rife victorious , and subdue 250 My vanquisher , spoil'd of his vaunted ...
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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