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... e're this diurnal star Leave cold the night , how we his gather'd beams 1070
Reflected , may with matter fere foment Or by collision of two bodies grind The air
attrite to fire ; as late the clouds Justling , or push'd with winds , rude in their
Such fire to use , And what may else be remedy or cure To evils , which our own
misdeeds have wrought , 1080 He will instruct us praying , and of grace
Beseeching him . So as we need not fear To pass commodiously this life , fustain'
d By ...
... The field pavilion'd with his guardians bright : 215 Nor that , which on the
flaming mount : appear'd In Dothan , cov'd with a camp of fire , Against the Syrian
king ; who to surprise One man , assassin like , had levied war , War unproclaim'd
... Choicest and best : then facrificing , laid The inwards and their fat , with
incense strow'd , On the cleft wood , and all due rites performid , 440 His offering
foon propitious fire from Heav'n Confum'd with nimble glance , and grateful steam
... found From Heav'n acceptance : but the bloody fact Will be aveng'd ; and th '
other's faith approv'd , Lose no reward , though here thou see him die , - Rolling
in duft and gore . To which our fire : 460 Alas , both for the deed and for the cause
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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