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To find out the truth of this prophecy , and what to determine thereon , lic refers to
a fuil wuncil . What his associates thence alternpt . Pandemoniuin , le palace of
Satan , rises , suiterly built out of the deep : The infernal pcers there sit in council .
Say first , for Heaven , hides nothing from thy view , Nor the deep tract of Hell ;
say first , what cause Moved our grand Paren ' s , in that happy state , Favour ' d
of Heaven so highly , to fall off From their Creator , and transgress his will a í for
So spake the apostate Angel , though ina pain , 125 Vaunting aloud , but rack ' á
with deep despair : And hin thus answer ' d soon his bold cumpeer . O Prince , O
Chief of many throned Powors . . KA That lod ' he embattled Seraphim to war ...
... That we may so suffice his vengeful ire , Or do him mightier service as his
thralls By right of war , whate ' er his business be , Here in the heart of Hell to
work in fire , · Or do his errands in the gloomy deep ; What can it then avail ,
though yet ...
... The fiery surge , that from the precipice Of Heaven received us falling ; and the
thunder , Wing ' d with red lightning and impetuous rago , 175 Perhaps hath
spent his shafts , and ceases now To bellow tlırough the vast and boundless
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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