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... 45 With hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition ; there to
dwell In adamantine chairs and penal fire , Who dursi defy the Omnipotent to
arms . } Au Nine 1 mes the space that measutes day and night 54 To mrtal inen ,
... whom the den By ancient Tarsus held ; or that seabeast Leviathan , which God
of all liis works Created hugest that swim the ocean stream : Him , haply ,
siunibering on the Norway foam The pilot of some small night - founder ' d skiff
215 1 ...
215 1 De wning some island , oft , as seamen tell , 207 With fixed anchor in his
scaly rind , Moors by his side under the lec , while night Invests the sea , and
wished morn delays : So stretch ' d our huge in length the Archfiend ' ay . Chain '
d on ...
As when the potent rod Of Amram ' s son , in Egypt ' s cvil day , Waved round the
coast , up calld a pitchy cloud 340 Of locusts , warping or , the eastern wind , That
o ' er the realin of impious Pharaoh hung Like night , and darken ' d all the land ...
Nor did Israel scapo Tlic infection , when their borrow ' d gold composed ' The calf
in Oreb ; and the rec ! king Doubled that sin in Bethel and in Dan , 485 Likening
his Maker to the grazed ox ; Jehovah , who in one night , when he pass ' d From ...
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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