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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 ...
The difmal fituation waste and wild : A dungeon horrible , on all fides round , As one great furnace , flam'd : yet from thofe flames No light , but rather darkness visible , 65 Serv'd only to difcover fights of woe , Regions of forrow ...
280 He scarce had ceas'd , when the fuperior fiend Was moving tow'rd the shore : his pond'rous shield , Ethereal temper , maffie , large and round , 285 Behind him caft ; the broad circumference Hung on his fhoulders like the Moon ...
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 ...
... durft fix Their feats long after next the feat of God , Their altars by His altar , Gods ador'd Among the nations round , and durft abide Jehovab thund'ring out of Sion , thron'd Between the Cherubim ; yea , often plac'd Within His ...
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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