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Nathless he so endured , till on the beach Of that inflamèd sea he stood , and called 300 His legions , angel forms , who lay entranced Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa , where the Etruriano shades High over ...
Forthwith from every squadron and each band , The heads and leaders thither haste where stood Their great commander ; godlike shapes , and forms Excelling human ; princely dignities ; And powers that erst in heaven sat on thrones ...
Say , Muse , their names then known , who first , who last , Roused from the slumber on that fiery couch , At their great emperor's call , as next in worth Came singly where he stood on the bare strand , While the promiscuous crowd ...
o 440 Came Astoreth , ' whom the Phænicians called Astarte , queen of heaven , with crescent horns ; To whose bright image nightly by the moon Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs ; In Sion also not unsung , where stood Her temple ...
To him no temple stood Or altar smoked ; yet who more oft than he in temples and at altars , when the priest Turns atheist , as did Eli's sons , who filled With lust and violence the house of God ? In courts and palaces he also reigns ...
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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