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Oh , how unlike the place from whence they fell ! There the companions of his fall , o'erwhelmed With floods and whirlwinds of tempestuous fire , He soon discerns ; and , weltering by his side , One next himself in power , and next in ...
... Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs ; In Sion also not unsung , where stood Her temple on the offensive mountain , built By that uxorious kingo whose heart , though large , Beguiled by fair idolatresses , fell To idols foul .
Belial ' came last ; than whom a spirit more lewd 490 Fell not from Heaven , or more gross to love Vice for itself . To him no temple stood Or altar smoked ; yet who more oft than he in temples and at altars , when the priest Turns ...
... Damasco , or Morocco , or Trebizond , Or whom Biserta sent from Afric shore When Charlemaino with all his peerage fell By Fontarabbia . Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess , yet observed Their dread commander .
Mammono led them on , Mammon , the least erected spirit that fell From heaven ; for even in heaven his looks and thoughts 680 Were always downward bent , admiring more The riches of heaven's pavement , trodden gold , Than aught divine ...
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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