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It does not take a great imagination in one who follows his life and his poetry to
feel , in these great poems , the echo that his poet - soul resounded upon the
mighty martial and political struggles through which he had passed . We might
Which action passed over , the poem hastens into the midst of things , presenting
Satan with his angels now fallen into Hell , described here , not in the center ( for
Heaven and Earth may be supposed as yet not made , certainly not yet ...
Firsto Moloch , horrid king , besmeared with blood Of human sacrifice , and
parents ' tears , Though , for the noise of drums and timbrels loud , Their
children's cries unheard , that passed through fire To his grim idol . Him the
Nor dido Israel scape The infection , when their borrowed gold composed The
calf in Oreb ; and the rebel kingo Doubled that sin in Bethel and in Dan , Likening
his Maker to the grazed ox -- Jehovah , who in one night , when he passed 480 ...
These passed , if any pass , the voido profound Of unessential night receives him
next , Wide gaping , and with utter loss of being 440 Threatens him , plunged in
that abortive gulf . If thence he scape into whatever world 430 Or unknown ...
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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