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... I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song , That with no middleo flight intends to soar Above the Aoniano mount , while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme . 10 O 20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , that 5.
O 20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart and pure , Instruct me , for thou knowest . Thou from the first Wast present , and with mighty wings outspread , Dove - like , sat'st broodingo on ...
... And 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 ...
... As far as gods and heavenly essenceso Can perish ; for the mind and spirit remains Invincible , and vigor soon returns , Though all our glory extinct , and happy state 130 iyo Here swallowed up in endless misery .
But what if he our conqueror ( whom I now Of force believe almighty , since no less Than such could have o'erpowered such force as ours ) Have left us this our spirit and strength entire Strongly to suffer and support our pains ...
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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