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... to the fierce 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 .
What matter where , if I be still the same , And what I should be , all but less than
he Whom thunder hath made greater ? Here at least We shall be free : the
Almighty hath not built Here for his envy , will not drive us hence : Here we may
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 , flown with ...
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 colors
... be 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 , and ...
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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