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The ascending pile Stood fixed her stately highth ; and straight the doors , Opening their brazen folds , discover , wide Within , her ample spaces , o'er the smooth And level pavement . From the arched roof , Pendent by subtle magic ...
All access was thronged : the gates And porches wide , but chief the spacious hall ( Though like a covered field , where champions ° bold Wont ride in armed , and at the soldan's chair Defied the best of Paynimo chivalry To mortal ...
The towers of heaven are filled With armèd watch , that render all access 130 Impregnable : oft on the bordering deep Encamp their legions , or , with obscure wing , Scout far and wide into the realm of Night , Scorning surprise .
Sad cure ! for who would lose , Though full of pain , this intellectual being , Those thoughts that wander through eternity , To perish rather , swallowed up and lost In the wide womb of uncreated Night , 150 Devoid of sense and motion ...
These passed , if any pass , the voido profound Of unessential night receives him next , Wide gaping , and with utter loss of being 440 Threatens him , plunged in that abortive gulf . If thence he scape into whatever world 430 Or ...
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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