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Di licpe in fears and dangers , heard so oft 275 In worst extremes , and on the
perilous edgo Of battic when it raged , in all assaults Their surest signal , they will
soon resume New courage and revive ; though now they lio Groveling and ...
... 52€ In loss itself : which on his countenance cast Like doubtful hue : but he , his
wonted pride Soon recollecting , with high words , that bore Semblance of worth ,
not substance , gently raised Their fainting courage , and dispell ' d their fears .
... and instead of rago Deliberate valour breathcd , firm and unmovcd With dread
of death to flight or foul retreat ; 555 Nor wanting power to mitigate and suage
With solemn touches troubled thoughts , and chaso Anguish , and doubt , and
On half the nations , and with fear of change Ponplexes monarchs . Darkend so ,
yet shono Above them all the Archangel : but his face 600 Deep scars of thunder
had intrenchd ; and care Sat on his faded check , but under brows Of dauntless ...
... sees Or dreams he sees , while overhead the moon Sits arbitress , and nearer
to the earth Wheels her pale course ; they , on their mirth and dance Intent , with
jocund inusic charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds .
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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