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... following Verses , which were neceffary to make a connection . Book VIII . ver . 1 . The Angel ended , and in Adam's ear So charming left his voice , that he a - while e J 9 Thought him fill speaking ; ftill ftood ROOSEROMOBROFARGARE.
If once they hear that voice , their livelieft pledge Of hope in fears and dangers , heard fo oft In worst extremes , and on the perilous edge Of battel when it rag'd , in all affaults Their fureft fignal , they will foon refume New ...
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 ...
War therefore , open or conceal'd , alike My voice diffuades : for what can force or guile With Him , or who deceive his mind , whofe eye Views all things at one view ? He from heav'n's height All these our motions vain , fees and ...
But they Dreaded not more th ' adventure , than his voice Forbidding ; and at once with him they rofe : 475 Their rifing all at once was as the found Of thunder heard remote . Tow'rds him they bend With awful reverence prone ; and as a ...
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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