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Hell couid could no longer hold in her bounds ; 365 Nor this unvoyageable gulf
obscure , Detain from following thy illustrious track . Thou haft atchiev'd our liberty
, confin'd Within Hell gates till now : Thou us impower'd To fortify thus far , and ...
And henceforth Monarchy with thee divide Of all things , parted by th ' empyreal
bounds , 380 His quadrature , from thy orbicular world ; Or try thee now more
dang'rous to bis throne . Whom thus the Prince of darkness answer'd glad : Fair ...
But let Us call to synod all the Blest , Thro ' Heav'n's wide bounds : from them I will
not hide My judgments , how with mankind I proceed ; As how with peccant
Angels late they saw , 70 And in their state , tho ' firm , stood more confirm'd .
All th ' earth he gave thee to possess , and rule : No despiciable gift ! surmise not
then 340 His presence , to these narrow bounds confin'd Of Paradise or Eden :
this had been Perhaps thy capital seat , from whence had spread All generations
... And shelier'd round , but all the cataracts Of Heav'ı set open on the earth ( hall
pour 825 Rain day and night : all fonntains of the deep Broke up , shall heave the
ocean , to usurp Beyond all bounds , till inundation rise Above the highest hills .
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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