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If once they hear that voice , their liveliest pledge . 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
Princes , Potentates , 313 Warriors , the flower of Heaven ' once yours , now losta
If such astonishment as this can jezo Eternal Spirits ; or have ye chosen this
place 33 After the toil of battle to repose Your wearied · PARADISE LOST .
... 405 And Accaron and Gaza ' s frontier bounds . Elim follow ' d Rimmon , whose
delightful soat Was fair Damascus , on the fertile banks Of Abbana and Marphar ,
lucid streams . He also against the house of God was bold A leper once he lost ...
A leper once he lost , and gain ' d a king ; Aliaz , luis sottish conqueror , whom he
drew God ' s altar to disparage , and displace , For one of Syrian mode , whereon
to burn His odious offerings , and adore the Gods Whom he had vanquish ' d .
The fellows of his crime , the followers rather Far other once bcheld in blissi ,
condemn ' d For ever now to have their lot in pain ; Millions of Spirits for his fault
amerced Of Heaven , and from cternal splendours flung 610 For his revolt ...
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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