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Hovering upon the waters , what they met 285 Solid or slimy , as in raging fea Toft
up and down , together crowded drove From each side shoaling towards the
mouth of Hell : As when two polar winds , blowing adverse Upon the Cronian sea
To , the winds they set Thcir corners ; when with bluster to con : found 663 Sea ,
air , and shore : the thunder when to roll With terror through the dark aereal hall .
Some say , he bid his Angels turn ascanse The Poles of earth twice ten degrees ...
... the world Inhabited , though finless , more than now 690 Avoided pinching cold
and scorching heat ? These changes in the Heavn's , though flow , produc'd Like
change on sea and land ; fideral blast , Vapor , and mist , and exhalation hot ; !
And Thrascias rend the woods and seas upturn : 700 With adverse blast upturns
them from the fouth Notus and Afer black with thundrous clouds From Sierra
Liona : thwart of these as fierce Forth rush the Levant and the Ponent winds
To sorrow abandon'd , but worse felt within , And in a troubled sea of pallion tost ,
Thus to disburden fought with fad complaint . O miserable of happy ! is this the
end 720 Of this new glorious world , and me so late The glory of that glory , who ...
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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