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... backward , slope their pointing spires , and rell In billows , leave i ' the midst a
horrid vale . Then with expanded wings he steers his flight 225 Aloft , incumbent
on the dusky air , That felt unusual weight ; till on dry land He lights , if it were ...
... the broad circumference Tung on his shoulders like the nioon , whose orb
Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At Evening from the top of Fesolé , Or
in Valdarno , to descry new lands , 2013 Rivers , or mountains , in her spotty
... and darken ' d all the land of Nilo So numberless were those bad Angels soon
Hovering on winy under the cope of Hell , " Twixt upper , nether , and surrounding
fires , Till , as a signal given , the uplifted spear , Of their great Sultan , waving ...
And Ida known , thence on the snowy top 515 Of cold Olympus ruled the middle
air , Their highest Heaven ; or on the Delphian cliff , Or in Dodona , and through
all the bounds Or Doric land ; or who with Saturn old Fled over Adria to the ...
Nor was his name unheard , or unadored , In ancient Grecce ; and in Ausonian
land Men call ' d him Mulciber ; and how he fell 748 From Heaven they fabled ,
thrown by angry Jove Sheer o ' er the crystal bat : 1cments : from morn I noon he
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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