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Of Pandaemonium , city and proud seat Of Lucifer , lo by allusion callid , 425 Of
that bright ftar to Satan paragon'd . There kept their watch the legions , while the
Grand In council fat , sollicitous what chance Might intercept their Emperor sent ...
And fabled , how the ferpent , whom they callid 580 Ophion with Eurynome , the
wide Encroaching Eve perhaps , had first de rule Of high Olympus ; thence by
Saturn drivin , And Ops , e're yet Dictaean Jove was born . Mean while in
O prophet of glad tidings ! finisher 375 Of utinost hope ! now clear I understand ,
What oft my steadiest thoughts have search'd in vain : Why our great expectatiou
should be callid Thee feed of woman ; Virgin Mother , hail ! High in the love of ...
Mean while the new - baptiz'd , who yet remain'd At Jordan with the Baptist , and
had seen Him , whom they heard so late exprelly callid Jesus Melliah Son of God
declar'd , And on that high authority had believ'd , 5 And with him talk'd , and ...
... in tones aud numbers hit 255 By voice or hand , and variousvarious - measur'd
verse , Aeolian charms and Dorian lyric odes , And his who gave them breath ,
but higher Tung , life ; Blind Melesigenes thence Homer callid , Whose poem 194
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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