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... contention brought along Innumerable force of spirits armed , That durst dislike his reign , and , me preferring , His utmost power with adverse power opposed In dubious battleo on the plains of heaven , And shook his throne .
Here at least We shall be free : the Almighty hath not built Here for his envy , will not drive us hence : Here we may reign secure ; and , in my choice , To reign ° is worth ambition , though in hell ...
In courts and palaces he also reigns , And in luxurious cities , where the noise Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers , And injury and outrage ; and , when night 500 Darkens the streets , then wander forth the sons Of Belial ...
a 550 - At which the universal host up - sent A shout that tore hell's concave , and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night . All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air , With oriento ...
... witness all the host of heaven , If counsels different , or danger shunned By me , have lost our hopes . But he who reigns Monarch in heaven , till then as once secure Sat on his throne , upheld by old repute , Consent , or custom ...
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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