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Our purer essence then will overcome Their noxious vapour ; or , inured , not fool
; Or changed at length , and to the place conform ' d In temper and in nature , will
receive Familiar the fierce heat , and void of pain ; Thuis horror will grow mild ...
... Where all life dies , death lives , and nature hrceds , Perverse , all monstrous ,
all prodigious things , 625 Abominable , inutterable , and worse I han fables yet
have feign ' d , or fear conceived , Gorgons , and Hydras , and Chimeras dire .
... ocean , without bound , Without dimension ; where length , breadth , and height
, And time , and place are lost ; where eldest Night And Chaos , ancestors of
Nature , hold 895 910 Eternal anarchy , amidst the noise Of cardiegs wars 48 B .
Into this wild abyss , The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave , Of neither sea ,
nor shore , nor air , nor fire , But all these in their pregnant causes mix ' d
Confusedly , and which thus inust ever fight , Unless the Almighty Maker them
... and from the walls of Heaven 1035 Shoots far into the bosom of dim night A
glimmering dawn ; Here Nature first begins Her furthest verge , and Chaos to
retire As from her outmost works a broken foe With tumult less , and with less
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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