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Now had they brought the work , by won . drous art Pontifical , a ridge of pendent
rock Over the vex'd Abyss , following the track Of Satan , to the self - fame place ,
where he : 315 First lighted from his wing , and landed safe ! From out of Chaos ...
... which fame in Heav'n Long had foretold , a fabric wonderful Of absolute
perfection : therein Man , Plac'd in a Paradise , by our exile Made happy : him by
fraud I have seduc'd 485 From his Creator ; and the more t'increase Your wonder
, with ...
His eye might there command , wherever stood 385 City of old or modern fame ,
the seat Of mightiest empire ! from the distin'd walls Of Cambalu , seat of
Cathnian Cham : And Samarchand by Oxus , Tatemi'rs throne ; To Peking , of
... and roll the eye To those , that sober race of men , whose lives Religious titled
them the fons of God , Shall yield up all their virtue , all their fame Ignobly ! to the
trains and to the ( miles Of these fair atheists ; and now swim in joy , 625 Erelong
Thus fame shall be atchiev'd , renown on earth ; And what most merits fame in
silence hid . But he ,, the seventh from thee , whom thou beheldst , 700 The only
righteous in a world perverse , And therefore hated , therefore so beset ...
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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