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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
He scarce had ceased , when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore :
his ponderous shisid , Ethereal temper , massy , large , and round , 287 Behind
him cast ; the broad circumference Tung on his shoulders like the nioon , whose ...
A furent huge of spears ; and thronging heln . s appear d , and serried shields in
thick array Of depth immeasurablc : Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the
Dorian mood • 660 Of flutes and soft recorders ; such as raised To height of
Satan was now at hand , and from his seat The monster moving onward came as
fast With horrid strides ; Hell trembled as he sirodo The undaunted Fiend what
this night be admired ; Admired , not fear ' d ; God and his Son except , Created ...
... a place of bliss In the purlieus of Heaven , and therein placed A race of upstart
creatures , to supply Perhaps our vacant room ; though inore removed , 835 Lest
Heaven , surcharged with potent multitude , Might hap to move new broils .
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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