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Then with expanded wings he steers his fight 225 Aloft , incumbent on the dusky
air , That felt unusual weight , till on dry land He lights , if it were land that ever
burn'd With folid , as the lake with liquid fire ; And such appear'd in hue , as when
... the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon , whose orb
Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fefolé , Or
in Valdarno , to descry new lands , 290 Rivers or mountains in her fpotty globe .
Wav'd round the coast , up call'd a pitchy cloud 348 Of locuits , warpi - on the
eastern wind , That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and
darken'd all the land of Nile : So numberless were those bad angels seen
Hovering on ...
rind Ida known ; thence on the snowy top 515 Of cold Olympus rul'd the middle air
, Their highelt heav'n ; cr on the Delphian cliff , Or in Dodona , and through all the
bounds Of Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to th ' Hesperian ...
Nor was his name unhear'd , or unador'd , In ancient Greece ; and in Ausonian
land Men callid him Mulciber ; and how he fell 740 From heav'n , they fabled ,
thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements ; from morn To noon he
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - 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 ... Læs hele anmeldelsen