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... by the oracle of God , 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 20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , o
20 And chiefly thou , 0 Spirit , o 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 brooding on the vast abyss ...
... 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 .
Too well I see and rue the dire event , That with sad overthrow and foul defeat
Hath lost us heaven , and all this mighty host In horrible destruction laid thus low ,
As far as gods and heavenly essenceso Can perish ; for the mind and spirit ...
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 , That we may
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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