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Allembled Angels , and ye Pow'rs return'd From unsuccessful charge ! be not
dismay'd , 35 Nor troubl'd at these tidings from the earth , Which your fincerest
care could not prevent , Foretold so lately , what would come to pass , When first
Nor he their outward only , with the skins 220 Of beasts , but inward nakedness ,
much more Opprobrious ! with his robe of righteousness Arraying cover'd from his
Father's sight . To him with swift afcent he up return'd , Into his blissful bosom ...
It cannot be But that success attends him : if mishap , Ere this he had return'd ,
with fury driven 240 By his avengers , since no place like this Can fit his
punishment , or their revenge . Methinks I feel new strength within me rise , Wings
... fearing guilty , what his wrath 340 Might suddenly inflict : that past , return'd By
night , and listening , where the hapless pair Sat in their fad discourse , and
various plaint , Thence gather'd his own doom : which understood Not instant ,
but of ...
460 For in pollession such , not only of right , I call you and declare you now ;
return'd Successful beyond hope , to lead you forth Triumphant out of this infernal
pit Abominable , accurs'd , the house of woe , 465 And dungeon of our tyrant !
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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