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Truly he had “ fallen on evil days ” ; but , — 36 though fallen on evil days , On evil
days though fallen , and evil tongues , In darkness , and with dangers compassed
round , And solitude , " he was as undaunted as the hero of his Paradise Lost .
Round he throws his baleful eyes , That witnessed huge affliction and dismay ,
Mixed with obdurate pride and steadfast hate . At once , as far as angel's ken , '
he views The dismal situation waste and wild : 60 A dungeon horrible , on all
He scarce had ceased , when the superior fiend Was moving toward the shore ;
his ponderous shield , Ethereal temper , massy , large , and round , Behind him
cast . The broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon , whose orb
John Milton. Of Amram'so son , in Egypt's evil day , Waved round the coast , up -
called a pitchy cloudo 340 Of locusts , warping on the eastern wind , That o'er the
realm of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darkened all the land of Nile ...
The chief were those , who , from the pit of hell Roaming to seek their prey on
earth , durst fix Their seats , long after , next the seat of God , Their altars by his
altar , gods adored Among the nations round ; and durst abide Jehovah
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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