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A Poem in Twelve Books. 2 John Milton. j Express'd , and thus divinely answer'd
mild . Father Eternal ! Thine is to decree ; Mine both in Heav'n and Earth , to do
thy will Supreme ; that thou in me thy Son belov'd 70 Mayst ever rest well pleas'd .
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 ...
... with rebounding furge the bars allail'd , That scorn'd his indignation . Through
the gate , Wide open and ungnarded , Satan pals'd , And all about found defolate
: for those 420 Appointed to fit there , had left their charge , Flown world : the rest
530 Huge Python ! and his pow'r no less he seem'd Above the rest stiil to retain :
they all Him follow'd , illuing forth to th ' open field , Where all yet.left of that
revolted rout , Heav'n - fall'n , in station stood or just array , 555 Sublime with ...
She ended here , or vehement despair Broke off the rest : so much of death her
thoughts Had entertain'd , as dy'd her cheeks with pale , But Adam , with such
counsel nothing fway'd , To better hopes his more attentive mind Lab'ring had
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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