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The aggregated soil Death with his mace petrific , cold and dry , As with a trident
smote ; and fix'd as firm 295 As Delos floating once : the rest his ' look Bound with
Gorgonian rigor not to move : And with Asphaltic slime , broad as the gate ...
... and Elops drear , " 5-5 And Dipfas , not so thick swarm'd once the soil Bedropt
with blood of Gorgon ; or the ille Ophiusa , but still greatest he tire midst , Cow
Dragon grown , larger than whom the sun Ingender'd in the Pythian vale on lime .
... noile rejected : oft they allay'd , Hunger and thirst constraining ; drug'd as oft
With hatefullest difrelifh , writl'd their jaws With foot and cinders fillid : fo oft they
fell 570 Into the same illufion ; not as man , Whum they triumph'd once lapsu .
Too soon arriv'd , Sin , there in pow'r before , Once actual ; now in body , and to
dwell Habitual habitant ; behind her Death , Close following pace for pace , not
mounted yet , On his pale horse : to whom Sin thus began . 590 Second of Satan
O voice once heard Delightfully , Increase and multiply ; 730 Now death to hear !
For what can I increase , Or multiply , but curses on my head ? Who of all ages to
succeed , but feeling The evil on him brought by me , will curse My head ?
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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